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    1. General 68kMLA News & Stuff

      What's going down in the barracks.

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    2. Conquests

      Discuss your latest vintage Mac finds!

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    3. Trading Post

      Feel free to trade all of your Mac goodies here with all honest intentions. The website provider assumes NO liability, so buyer beware! Please see this topic for more information.

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    1. RetroChallenge

      What can you do given only one month and strictly "retro" hardware? Find out with RetroChallenge!
      http://retrochallenge.org/

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    2. 68kMLA Wiki

      The creation and maintenance of the 68kMLA's information repository.
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  4. 68k Model Forums

    1. Compact Mac

      Macintosh, 512k, SE, etc.

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    2. Mac II, Quadra & Centris

      Just think, having a Quadra 950 in 1992 would be like having a Mac Pro today… except with more slots, more expandability, and on-board SCSI!

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    3. 68k LC & Performa

      Ah, the consumer computers!

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    4. 68k PowerBook

      From the Portable to the 190cs.

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  5. PowerPC Model Forums

    1. NuBus Power Mac, LC & Performa

      The NuBus architecture gets a new brain!

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    2. PCI Power Mac & Performa

      The PPC comes of age and adopts the industry standard expansion slot.

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    3. G3/G4/G5 Power Mac, iMac & eMac

      From the Beige G3 to the quad-core G5, via various iMacs!

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    4. PPC PowerBook & iBook

      All that power in a laptop? Never…

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  6. Everything Else…

    1. Apple I, ][, /// & Lisa

      Not really 68k Macs, but certainly Vintage!

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    2. Newton

      The best PDA ever finally gets its own forum!

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    3. Software

      Includes system stuff, productivity, emulation, design, and games for pre-OS X Macs!

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    4. Hacks & Development

      Yes, it's back! Hardware hacks/modifications and software development for Mac OS.

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    5. Peripherals

      Anything you can hook up to your Mac or stuff into it as an interface!

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    • Mother boars and yoke look toast 
    • Just picked this one up for $50 on Fb, a bit rough on the outside, but has an interesting card in it. Opening it up now to see what's in store... 
    • Just picked up a 128k with a monster Mac conversion, complete with carrying bag, keyboard mouse and system disks. 
       Checkerboard screen so will clean and recap. Any idea what the black thing is that’s only connected to power on the power board but nowhere else? It’s Velcro’d in ...
    • I've installed Mac OS 9.2.2 using the image from MacOS9Lives onto 6 mac mini G4s. I only had difficulty with one of them. It seems that the DVD-drive in that machine is defective. I got around around my problem by attaching an external firewire DVD-burner and booting from a newly burned boot CD. I assume that you put the newly formatted hard-drive back into the mac mini G4. (It's a silly question but I ask since you didn't mention it.) For all of the machines (including the one that I booted from the external drive), I pressed C at startup and held it there until I saw the familar smiling mac.   Does nothing happen when you press Command-Option-O-F at startup?   I found this site helpful when I was diagnosing problems: https://www.osxbook.com/book/bonus/ancient/whatismacosx/arch_boot.html This section seems relevant to you: If Open Firmware fails to find a boot device, a blinking folder is displayed. Open Firmware then loads a file of type tbxi (ToolBox ROM Image, for historical reasons) from the system partition. Note that this would have been the file called "Mac OS ROM" in the System Folder on Mac OS 9, while OS X loads /System/Library/CoreServices/BootX, which is the bootloader as well. BootX is then executed and Control is then passed to it.   Another has come to mind: your mac mini G4 supports target mode. I've never tried it without an OS but I think it is supported by OF so it may work.
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