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    Mac Pro 3,1 - Mac Mini Core2Duo - iMac Core2Duo - Mac Mini G4 - Quick Silver G4 867 - Beige G3 Mini Tower - Beige G3 Desktop - PowerMac 6500 - Quadra 700 - IIci - LC III - SE/30 - Classic II - SE

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  1. Kaa

    Monitor Solution for Macintosh IIci?

    Yes, that is with the onboard Video. The Adapters I linked to are NOS made by NEC (they say NECmultisync on them). They are made specifically for Mac of course. I remember seeing a settings guide for the switch type recently, but can't remember exactly where. Maybe Operator Headgap site with Bob's Tech Tips which are kind of difficult to sift through.
  2. Kaa

    Monitor Solution for Macintosh IIci?

    I use this adapter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Macintosh-PC-Mac-Monitor-Adapter-DB15-to-HD15-VGA-NEC-MultiSync-XV15/254499477704 Works with the onboard video of my IIci, Q700, LCIII. I have to use a switch type with my G3s. The monitor I use is a Viewsonic VA521 for all the machines. It's on older one with VGA input: https://www.viewsonic.com/eu/products/lcd/va521.php
  3. Kaa

    Compact 3D printed SCSI2SD Bracket

    Thanks for posting this! Always nice to have options =)
  4. Kaa

    Lucky IIx acquisition

    Definitely some impressive results!!! I'm looking forward to some nicer weather to try this out too.
  5. Kaa

    Tips for speeding up an SE

    I too have an SE that I got for MIDI functions. I was wanting to use it with my Akai Samplers and a super early version of Cubase. I know what you mean about the screen re-draw, but that is just the speed of these computers. They are SLOW. I am also wanting the get the slow/funky MIDI timing. That's what drew me to these early machines (again). I'll have to check out the above programs that you mention, I do believe I have them in my archive of audio software. It's a shame there never really was a good MIDI Tracker along the likes of OctaMed for the mac. If you ever have any links of some of the stuff you are doing with your SE I would love to check them out!
  6. You can also use Lido. It's super quick as it doesn't verify the format. It will also format most any drive.
  7. Four separate devices at a bit less that 2 Gigs each is how I set the devices up. I use SCSI IDs 1-4 and leave ID 0 open for an Internal hard drive. Using a V5.5 SCSI2SD I've been able to boot any classic mac I have that has a SCSI port on the back. The only other SCSI device that I have and use is an Akai sampler that has an internal ID of 6 and wants it's HD (if it ever gets one) to be set to ID 5. So, the use of IDs 1-4 is really a non issue for me. I have not tried to set it up the other way (partitioning one large drive into smaller volumes) and cannot comment on that. I've booted: SE, SE/30, IIci, Classic II, and Quadra 700 from the SCSI2SD set up this way.
  8. Kaa

    Got this cool looking, old terminal.

    Wow does that bring back some memories sitting a very cold room coding COBOL and RP/G in High school. Aside from getting an old VAX to put in your basement, with a manual and the Modem port on the back, I would think that some tinkering could get that old terminal hooked up to the serial GPIO pins of a Pi as stated above. might be a good way to start learning some Linux!
  9. Kaa

    Configure MacTCP?

    Cangrats!!! I'm also curious what the solution was. It's also kinda weird seeing the Google splash screen on a Plus =P
  10. I used to use Target disk mode quite a bit back in the day. I would but a machine in target disk mode then use my iBook G4 installer disk from my iBook to put 10.5 on the target machine. At the time the iBook installer was the only copy of 10.5 I had and would only work in the iBook. I didn't want to fork out $130 for a retail version. Target disk mode to the rescue! Using that I could put 10.5 on any machine that would run it. Interesting to know about about ARS but not surprising as other utilities are accessible from the terminal as well. This is common in *nix systems. Think GParted in Debian systems and the like.
  11. I guess I take a slightly different approach to getting stuff on and off of old machines. Granted I don't have any that don't have a SCSI port on the back, so the SCSI2SD v5.5 is my goto solution. However, the computers that have Ethernet cards I usually transfer files via FTP. I use Fetch 3.03 as a client and NetPresenz as a server on system 7 machines. Fetch works fine with System 6, not yet tried NetPresenz though. I do Have an SE without a Network card, and probably won't be looking for one. I've used the SCSI2SD with it fine. Also I have the Floppy EMU, and use this probably just as much as The SCSI2SD. The nice thing about the EMU is that the SD card mounts on my Mac Pro and I can transfer disk images to and from it. The caveat here is that I have to run Sheep Shaver to then modify those disk images. But, this is still easier than setting up my G3 or G4 as space is at a premium at my desk so I only run one vintage mac at a time for the most part. My suggestion would probably be the Floppy EMU for early macs. Also for the SE I built a Raspberry Pi serial to WIFI bridge that uses PPP so that I can Fetch to Macintosh garden or my Mac Pro. This works great, but it is slow (56K). Makes you feel like you really are on the computer back in the 90s. One of my next projects is to build the Pi into the Global village modem case that I plundered the serial cable out of. One problem (file transfer) Many solutions!
  12. A blinking green light usually indicates that it is connected (cord plugged in) but not making a connection. The light should go solid green with a connection. I tried for a while with MacTCP but gave up on it. Install Open Transport 1.1.2 or 1.1.3 and use DHCP instead of manual. You also need to make sure that your switch is giving the connection 10BaseT at half duplex (your card might work on full duplex) and not tying to auto negotiate. As soon as I set the port on my router to 10Mbs Half duplex, the light on my card went solid and OT automatically got the IP settings.
  13. Kaa

    SCSI2SD v5.5 and the Mac SE/30

    It's also nice in that it has worked with all the macs I have that have a SCSI port. I set mine up for IDs 1,2,3,4 (1.9G each) and left off 0. That way I can plug it into a computer with an internal drive and not run into ID conflicts. Makes for transferring a snap as well as setting up internal drives. The build quality is good, however with some computers like my Beige G3 I had to modify the SCSI2SD case so it will fit on the back of the computer. I've used it with: SE, SE/30, LCIII, IIcI, Q700, Beige G3.
  14. I got the above ppp to work fine on a Raspberry Pi Zero W using the above instructions. Note that you have to start the service with: sudo systemctl start rpippp.service Now to make this all happen at boot up on the Pi. Thanks for the instructions Jeff, if you are still around!!
  15. Kaa

    scsi2sd best practices

    I know this post is a bit old, however, I thought I'd chime in about the above quote from chicken systems. They sell software that translates raw and proprietary sampler formats into pc/mac usable audio formats to be able to load samples into and out of your sampler. (As I understand it it will also do programs and multis?). Seems they also sell scsi2sd's in their own external case. Because the samplers are formatting the cards in formats foreign to the mac, the mac will need to initialize the sd card before it can be mounted and then read by their software. This is why they suggest starting your sector count higher. The software is great for backing up your sampler but probably not so much backing up the Mac sd cards.
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