(There's no video for CD/DVD-ROM and Drive Setup for non-Apple manufactured drives yet. Please contribute to MR and add a video now!)(There's no screenshot for CD/DVD-ROM and Drive Setup for non-Apple manufactured drives yet. Please contribute to MR and add a screenshot now!)
In my own efforts to restore a PowerMac 7500, it took a fair amount of time to get the right CD-ROM extension and Drive Setup versions to make it possible to use the non-Apple branded DVD-ROM and hard drive I had. Trying to help fellow enthusiasts, I'm uploading the floppy image with these versions for any other classic, SCSI based, Macintosh when you can't source working Apple-branded/manufactured CD/DVD-ROM or hard drives. This floppy image contains the following utilities:
The CD-ROM extension is a bugged version from Apple that does not perform the Apple drive firmware check and works with non-Apple SCSI drives. The Drive Setup is another bugged version that allows the partitioning/formatting of non-Apple SCSI hard drives. Finally, Aladdin Expander makes it easier to install the necessary software to expand compressed images without needing to uncompress them prior to upload/copy.
Mac-Setup.img.sit (1.09 MiB / 1.15 MB)
/ DiskCopy image, compressed w/ Stuffit
IDE based Macintosh machines won't benefit from these as much since the IDE controllers removed the need for the Apple firmware check.