Running GS/OS On an Apple IIgs

From: Owen Robertson <>
Date: Thu Jul 13 15:19:58 2000

Thanks for the info! I was just about ready to throw my GS out the window.
How much do you want for your GS, and what kind of stuff comes with it? Do I
really need 2 megs of RAM to run GSOS? I have a manual for an Apple IIGS
with 1 meg, and it shows lots of happy people using GSOS.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Strickland <>
To: <>
Date: Thursday, July 13, 2000 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: Running GS/OS On an Apple IIgs

>I used an SE30 with expanded memory. 720k double density disks are exactly
>the right kind. I would expect any mac that can still read and write 800k
>mac disks to be able to do the job, so the Mac II probably would work.
>You can also get gsos either preloaded on a hard disk (from
>or on floppies from
>You'll want a hard disk for gsos. You *can* boot from floppy, but it's not
>very useful. The hard disks sells are called focus hard cards,
>and they're quite nice. And at 69 bucks US it's hard to beat.
>You'll also need at least 2 megs of RAM to run GSOS. If you seriously want
>to get into this stuff, I have a GS with a 4 meg memory board and lots of
>useful stuff (no OS though, unfortunately) I'm looking to get rid of, and
>sell for very little money. E-mail me privately and we can work something
>> How elderly is "elderly"? I tried a Mac SE, but it didn't have enough
>> memory. Would a Mac II work? I've been using a PowerMac. Is it OK to use
>> 720K disks? Disk storage and capacity makes NO since to me.
>> Thanks,
>> Owen
>Jim Strickland
> BeOS Powered!
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