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    Creating HFS Images in macOS?

    Regarding handling old Mac files, APFS still recognizes and preserves resource forks as MFS, HFS and HFS+ did, which is kind of a surprise. The problem is that most command line tooling, especially Linux/BSD derived tooling, doesn't really know how to handle the resource forks properly. Git will pretend they're not there, the diff tool doesn't acknowledge their presence, and only the very latest versions of rsync (unfortunately not the one that ships with macOS) will so much as try to preserve a resource fork in any form. Worse is that starting with I believe High Sierra, possibly Sierra itself, the command line tooling to transform resource forks into AppleDouble encoded data was removed from the Mac OS X package Mac OS X still preserves resource forks if you create ZIP files from the Finder's File -> Compress option, but I can't give you any guarantees that the included "zip" command line tool does the same. The man page documentation for command line "zip" still says... ...which is reassuring. All of this is separate from the larger problem of managing HFS from modern Mac OS X. I still think the best path forward for that really is with emulators like Mini vMac and any virtualization solution that runs Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier.
  2. I’ve seen an iMac G4 that needed the RAM within the inner socket to be replaced, ten years ago. It had all kinds of random failures that made it impossible to install any then-remotely-recent OS X. I’m inclined to believe that the RAM is worth replacing. It is the one thing that I really don’t like about those iMacs.
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    Finally, a Mac Mini!

    I am a little suspicious that something else might be foul if you can't boot into the DVD, either. You might have to hold down the "C" key on the keyboard while starting it up to boot from a CD or DVD. IIRC the hard drive always has priority over the CD/DVD unless you do that. That might just work.
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    about powerbook 170

    System 6.0.7 (and 6.0.8?) for early PowerBooks was a modification of a Japanese-only version of System 6 with KanjiTalk done by 68k MLAers some time back. Definitely possible.
  5. Not sure what can work with modern SSL standards, but for fairly standard IMAP I remember Mulberry being pretty good on Mac OS 9 while it was around. There was also an IMAP capable e-mail client developed by a Japanese developer that was 68k compatible, though its name totally escapes me. I might be able to identify it when I'm back in town on Monday.
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    Zip Drive

    The way I get around this is to use Mac OS X Leopard Server on VMware Fusion and hand the USB device over to Fusion. Parallels works, too. Unfortunately, my source for cheap copies of Leopard Server on eBay seems to have run out. I don't know the status of Fuse on High Sierra. I'm aware that it can be patched for High Sierra, but I don't recall if the open source version of Fuse for Mac OS X has those changes out of the box. EDIT: Looks like FUSE for macOS is still actively supported; https://osxfuse.github.io/ . I assume FuseHFS can work, though be cautious and don't expect perfection!
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    Zip Drive

    As far as HFS is concerned, the last version of Mac OS X that could read and write to HFS-not-extended was definitely Leopard (10.5). I think they started making HFS support read only with Snow Leopard (10.6) or Lion (10.7). I'm uncertain because 10.7 redid the driver interface for storage devices, and 10.6 was when they started deprecating support for 32 bit drivers in general. Snow Leopard was definitely when I started having problems with having OS X talk to my older Macs, but I don't recall exactly what problems they were. I just remember making a mental note to only use Leopard for old Macs.
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    Zip Drive

    Assuming that your problem is what I think it is, HFS is not the same as HFS Extended, aka HFS+. HFS Extended was introduced in Mac OS 8.1. I'm a little surprised that you can read HFS at all from High Sierra, because I remember it being deprecated earlier than that. EDIT: The sharing and permissions looks fine. I don't think that has anything to do with the issues you're seeing. You mounted as the user "brunomarcho..." and some other characters after that. That user has read and write access to the device. Everybody else has read only access. Don't worry about that.
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    Classic II + FPU = A/UX?

    The closest I can think of "patching" A/UX was the Shoebill emulator written by one fellow who was promptly hired by Apple soon after. A/UX used early System 7 and the Macintosh ROM as a boot loader for A/UX's UNIX kernel. That combination makes it hard to fool, you really need something to have that Classic II supported at the UNIX kernel level.
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    System Saver And Hard Drive Enclosure

    I've always used that patched version of Apple HD SC Setup that I think originally came from Gamba's site, it works without complaints for 68k machines. I started using it for A/UX and have used it for everything from System 6.0.8 to 8.1 on CF card media and reused SCSI hard drives.
  11. Tiger for OS X Intel was a bit of a weird one, in that Apple forked the OS X kernel for the entirety of the 10.4 cycle until Leopard, when they were able to unify the PowerPC and Intel codebases into a unified kernel. You can see this on the somewhat forgotten Apple Open Source website, where starting from 10.4.4 there's different branches for x86 and PPC all the way through 10.4.11. Then 10.5 finally gets that mess sorted out once and for all.
  12. One more thing. This card did come with a set of OS 9 drivers that are supposed to cover the Crescendo and Encore G4 upgrade cards. I have version 2.3.1 in a CD that has a... decaying label that's flaking off bits of plastic, from the looks of things. Never seen this happen to my CDs before I'm pretty sure you can find those drivers elsewhere. If not, I can ship the CD I have, but the label makes me wary about actually putting this thing in a slot or tray loading CD-ROM drive.
  13. I have the ZIF version of this Sonnet upgrade with the giant purple heatsink and I've never even gotten a startup chime to sound, despite applying the supplied firmware patches for the B&W ROM and seemingly following instructions to the letter. So you got past the chime by reapplying the thermal paste and adjusting the heatsink? That sounds interesting. Keep us posted on what you find. I'm suspecting these upgrades were not built to last, despite the positive reviews they received when they were new.
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    LCD screen in a Color Classic

    Nah, "merely" put a Quadra 800 logic board in there and took a kitchen knife to carve out an opening for the third slot. It was a long time ago and before I knew better. The ports match so, only the region where a rudimentary third slot now stands shows the abuse.
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    LCD screen in a Color Classic

    Remind me never to share with y'all what the backside of my Quadra 700 case looks like. What does that, to borrow a modern Apple-ism, "all screen" Color Classic look like when it's turned on? The higher res should really help some latter day 68k software run nicely on it. EDIT: It would help if I looked at the eBay listing. Ok, it's kind of like a 603e PowerBook, but with white bezels. Maybe not wholly surprising.
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