So, it looks like I have a pet project that suddenly sprang up over the night. I was fortunate (or unfortunate?) enough to have a ton of Apple LocalTalk cables with some Farallon PhoneNet cables and some extenders thrown in for good measure dropped off tonight. There were some floppies and an ImageWriter II cable added in for good measure. All of this is good. I have a PowerMac 7200 that still has the appropriate ports for LocalTalk on it and I have a Performa 400 (LC II) that needs to have System 7 installed.
This appears to be a good test bed to install System 7 with the Network Access Disk. I don’t have enough floppies to write the System 7.5.3 floppy images, so the 7200 would likely have to host the installation media for the Performa.
This is gonna be a lot of fun. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now.