After posting this, I did some more research and found the "Older Software
Downloads" page on the apple site
(http://www.info.apple.com/support/oldersoftwarelist.html). There are LOTS
of downloads on this page, but since the only computer I have to access the
Internet right now is a PC... how do I go about figuring out which files to
download, and then how do I unpack the files and get them in the right
format to use on a PowerPC? Most of the text files give directions for
unpacking the files and running them on an Apple computer... so that poses a
problem for me.
A few of the files that might be useful are the Disk Tools downloads, and
what appears to be the full download of system 7.5.5.
Can anyone help me with the steps to take in order to get a Disk Tools boot
disk created? I have a model 7100 that will boot to system 7.1... so I
wonder if I can somehow download the files on my PC, burn them to a CD, and
use the 7100 to uncompress the files for transfer to a series of floppy
disks. I was also wondering if there is software I can run on my PC for
uncompressing the .bin files and copying them to a floppy or CD that a
PowerPC can read? Please help!