So. I took my powermac from the basement. I was hearing the start up sound but no screen. Until i disconnected the one stick of 128 mb ram (now it has 256 mb ram) and it worked but the disk appeared because no hard drive. The dvd drive was also not connected so i plugged it in but i couldn't boot with apple legacy cd that i have. Then i tried some hard drives from Imac G3 and suddenly with the 20gb hard drive the macintosh booted at 9.2 OS (i had this OS installed for my imac g3, also has a version of mac os 10). It is a powerpc 333mhz, 256 ram and video card with 6mb ram. It was really fast in mac os 9.2, i tried some installed games. I can say that quake 2 ran greatly. For the monitor i used the macintosh color display. It needs a pram battery because it resets the date and time. After all these i couldn't do anything. I tried again the dvd with no success, i disconnected again the hard drive to test others with no success again. I would like to ask if it is important which cables do you have to use for the connection of the dvd and the hard drive. The only thing that i managed is to connect my 20gb hard drive but a white screen comes with the following:
open firmware 2,4
to continue booting the macos type:
to continue boot from the default boot device type:
For open firmware serial I/O type:
TTYA IO (return)
when i type "BYE" it starts
when i type "BOOT" a msg comes up"boot CLAIM failed
when i type TTYA IO the screen becomes black
i disconnected all again (no hard drives, dvd etc) and left the mac with the 256 mb of ram but at this time the mac couldn't start, only black screen
How I would do it (from a PC):
Download any of the DSK files from Gryphel (or create your own with HFVExplorer ).
Run SheepShaver with OS9, and select Enable "My Computer" icon so I can browse files on my PC.
Mount the blank DSK.
Once running OS9, load up the blank DSK with your files.
The video shows PlaySound as the application - I don't know that app, but I assume you can find it somewhere (here maybe).
Here's a topic on playing music on a compact Mac. I wasn't able to get Mini vMac to run PlaySound - it complained that I don't have a co-processor.
Hello. so i am trying to make a .dsk file so i can use it on my macintosh se or emulator. my idea is that i want to do what this guy did https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja1vMy88_bA but I am using FloppyEmu ad the floppy disk. How do i do what he did?? How can i convert my sound files and have them play on the mac?
It's a NuBUS card with LED indicators on it so you can see the condition of the power supply, ADB activity, etc. The software can test various basic functions of the computer, but it's not anything special, and doesn't actually interact with the NuBUS card in any way (at least, not that I saw.) The card is mostly useful to just plug in and visually see if there are any obvious power issues.
I call it the Poor Man's TechStep.