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  1. Compgeke

    Announcing ZuluSCSI - A file-based SCSI device emulator

    I've actually noticed this issue too on my 9150. I just assumed it was the CD driver on the machine or some BS. I quit having high hopes for old Mac OS a long time ago. One thing worth noting for ISO files is there is an active bug over on Github related to read-only files. If your ISO is...
  2. Compgeke

    SuperMac PDQ, Spectrum 8, 24, Thunder ROMs

    Here's a link with Spectrum/8 Series III v1.30 and Spectrum/24 PDQ, both my own dumps: https://fsck.technology/software/ROM%20Dumps/NUBUS%20Expansion%20Cards/
  3. Compgeke

    68k but not Mac, the NeXT thing

    NeXT on SPARC has a big issue where there's almost no software for them. I did compile a bunch of freeware stuff for NeXT 3.3 SPARC but it's all still your average "90s utilities" and nothing significant to show off the platform. HPPA, m68k and i386 all got binaries compiled for all 3, but you...
  4. Compgeke

    Outbound 125 Lead Acid Battery Dimensions

    A bit of a lazy thread - does anyone have the battery dimensions off a 125? There are two almost identical batteries in the form factor and I want to make sure I get the right one. Ones 2” and ones 2.5” wide. I’d just go measure the compartment but of course I left for work without remembering...
  5. Compgeke

    Mac Pro RAID Card & Drive Compatibility

    Unfortunately the size limitation is due to the LSI controller chip on the card, rather than limitations of the time. A bunch of other controllers such as the Dell PERC 5/i and 6/i have the same limitation due to using the same chipset.
  6. Compgeke

    MacOS 7.7 Prototype Drive Imaging

    I'd recommend going with ddrescue over straight dd. Not only does it provide a progress bar, it also does retries on bad sectors and makes a list of any parts of the disk it can't read. No need to deal with if and of either. ddrescue -d -c 400 -b 512 -r 3 /dev/whateverthedriveis os77.img os77.map
  7. Compgeke

    SCA to *IDE*? Sanity check please.

    There are a couple ways to get around termination issues: 1.) Get 50 to 68 pin adapters, and slap those into your 50 pin devices and motherboard. Run a 68 cable. 2.) Get one of the adapters with both 50 and 68 pin connectors, and slap a 68 pin terminator on it. 3.) Certain Seagate and IBM SCA...
  8. Compgeke

    mAcTX - ATX to Classic Macs

    I've actually got ~10 assembled ones that'd fit the Q650 and probably 15 unassembled PCBs, but I just haven't had the time to really deal with them much. I started working on them when I was unemployed, and then once I'm back to work it's just no time left.
  9. Compgeke

    Announcing ZuluSCSI - A file-based SCSI device emulator

    How did what HDD replacement you use become such a controversial topic? I'd swear everyone's picking a cult to join or something. I'm in favor of whatever's most compatible, particularly since price is a bit irrelevant for these things (one's like $10 cheaper than the other? It's going in a...
  10. Compgeke

    mAcTX - ATX to Classic Macs

    I've actually got a batch of boards built up but I haven't got the brackets printed out for them. Got a 3D printer, messed up the Z axis sensor and haven't got much further on it. I could send some boards out without brackets and provide an STL file for printing one, though. I've got the...
  11. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    No problem! Just did that https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/the-holy-grail-of-pci-macs-daystar-millennium-quad-604.31811/page-3#post-422585
  12. Compgeke

    The Holy Grail of PCI Macs: Daystar Millennium Quad 604.

    This is absolutely a bump but here're the images again. They died at some point in forum software upgrades. One of those mythical machines you read about is the Daystar Genesis MP. Multiple 604s? How cool is that. rarely do they actually appear for sale though, and when they do often the boring...
  13. Compgeke

    ATTO ExpressPCI UL2S Firmware?

    UL3D, or at least mine, has the firmware for PC and Mac on the same card. No need to update or flash, it works in either/or.
  14. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    The Dual CPU, yes. The Quad CPU? No. The Quad needs an additional 3.3V power connector not present on the factory PSUs.
  15. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    Oh man, I would do things for one of those or one of the Daystar nPower Dual CPU cards (or a 9500/9600 MP). I have a thing for these terrible machines. Speaking of terrible things, I've gotten it working pretty well.
  16. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    I managed to get R5 installed on mine no issues. I believe the usual issue is there's an R5 .iso floating around that isn't multisession, so parts go missing. the .ccd/.img image works fine.
  17. Compgeke

    Daystar Genesis MP (again!)

    Somehow I have insane luck, because I've picked up another Quad CPU Daystar. This one's a Quad 132! Here's a link to the first one: https://68kmla.org/bb/index.php?threads/the-holy-grail-of-pci-macs-daystar-millennium-quad-604.31811/ This machine is a Daystar Genesis MP. It's a Quad CPU...
  18. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    Not just his Risc PC, I also ended up with his Iyonix. The RPC itself is actually really nice though, it came with a Kinetic upgrade and an eesox graphic equalizer in the top slice. Not sure where the equalizer came from no one else has seen them before.
  19. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    I've actually got an RPC 700 here. It's a pretty fun machine, with a 233 MHz Strong ARM via a Kinetic CPU upgrade and a graphic equalizer in the top slice. I need to get a network card for it next and make the sound work at some point. Runs Doom really well, though! I drug it out to VCF West...
  20. Compgeke

    Unexpected ewaste find: MicroQue PDS4/Top Hat. Quad LC PDS Adapter!

    A bit of an unusual one, a quad LC PDS adapter. I found it shoved in with a bunch of VME-style cards scrapped from some sort of audio setup, along with a Radius Color Pivot IIsi interface. Quite a big card, sadly I did not find the case it would've gone with. Just bare board in a gaylord. Oh well.