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    SE/30 project

    Ah, I see it is called raspberrypi / ApplePi, so I'm guessing A2SERVER.
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    SE/30 project

    @Byte Knight what are you running that AFP server on, out of curiosity. Are you taking any public. facing precautions?
  3. Anyone? Anyone? Bolle? Anyone?
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    FPGA Mac

    I came across this really interesting article recently: https://www.thanassis.space/myowncpu.html Here is the Hacker News discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21303446 In short, there is a board that was developed in the earlier part of this decade for some failed business model, that has (very) large FPGA on it, as well as a bunch of peripherals. They are plentiful (for now) on eBay for cheap. This guy took an open source SPARC on FPGA design and programmed a Sparc CPU in the FPGA. He even found it relatively easy to add multiple cores. There was also a comment I believe in the Hacker news discussion about someone doing the same thing for a CP/M machine. I've always thought the ultimate way to carry on the vintage Apple legacy would be to develop completely new (and thus more reliable) hardware to run the various macOS versions. Seems like programming the 68k CPU (and perhaps some of rest of the Mac bits) in the FPGA would be a really interesting way to accomplish this. If anyone had the chops to pull this off with a system like this, it would be awesome!
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, I grew the disk without issue, so that wasn't the problem. Perhaps it is the hostname change that screwed things up. Anyways, I am going to just use the new VM with the larger disk; copying my files over now.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Yes, it works fine. I am now on the process of applying all my changes to the stock one to see where it might go bad. So far I added the MACFILES share and it works fine. Next step making the disk larger.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    I just checked all the config files in /etc/netatalk and there are no differences other than server name. I did set up my modified a2server with a static IP address, so I tried changing it back to DHCP but this made no difference. It is really baffling. Not sure what might be causing the issue. I've verified with another 540c that I can get the login prompt with the stock server but not with my modified one.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Okay so from the 540c running 8.1, it *can* access the stock a2server but I have the same problem on my modified one. So something in my settings is causing the issue. I'll keep poking around. And 8.1 on the 540c can see both servers now that they are on the same zone.
  9. I've got my trusty 540c that I've been using for a while to archive floppy disks. It's got an internal SCSI2SD Powerbook edition that it boots from, either into 7.6.1 or 8.1, and an external SCSI2SD v6 that I use for storing the archived floppy images for easy copy to my modern Mac. Some time ago, a couple of months, I was no longer able to copy data to the external SCSI2SD. It just seems to fail on quite a few file copies. Take for example three disk images I have. I copy the folder with them, each about 1.5MB to the external SCSI2SD. It will sit there for a while, trying, and then eventually give me an error "The file "file name" couldn't be written because a disk error occurred. Do you want to continue copying?" I am running this on my PB540c with an external power source, and I've verified that termination is enabled. What I've tried: - Different HDI-DB25 SCSI cable - Different v6 SCSI2SD card that works fine on my Lombard - Running TechTool on the drives on that SCSI2SD - it found some file level issues but nothing substantial So basically, both of my v6 SCSI2SD's run fine on my Lombard and I can copy to my hearts content on and off of them, but on the PB 540c, it has a problem every time. I suppose my PB540c might have SCSI issue, but the internal drive works fine. I could swap everything into a different 540c and see if that changed anything; I'll probably do that. Anyone have any other ideas?
  10. Ok, so, a couple of things to report. The good: I downgraded the v6 firmware from 6.28 to 6.25 and now I can copy to it from the 540c. I'll let codesrc know. The bad: I played around with two other 540c's and _just_ swapping the ram boards seems to have borked two of them. Not sure WTF is going on, but on one of them, it now starts up with a gnarly sound, and the other, my goto one for some time, simply won't boot; does nothing when you press the power button. Anyone aware of any sensitivity around replacing the RAM board and how to deal with the issue?
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Oh, and BTW, I had to downgrade Virtualbox from the 6.1.x release branch to the 6.0.18 release as there is a bug that won't let a Virtualbox VM create a bridge with a thunderbolt ethernet adapter that was introduced in the 6.1 branch.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, I now have two a2server instanced, both with the same zone name (in /etc/netatalk/atalkd.conf) and different host names (in /etc/hostname) and with the A2SERVER zone selected, I can see both servers. So at least we know _that_ part works. Now to fire up the 540c and try it with the stock a2server.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, that may be a just plain wrong now that I found this: https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/mac/pdf/Networking/Introduction_to_AppleTalk.pdf Ok, so far so good. Ah, ok. So everything on the same non-bridged network has to be in the same zone. So I guess running two a2servers with different zone names is a no-go then. I'll have to change my zone name back to just "a2server" and give the server itself a different name to differentiate it from the stock one I fired up.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, I've been reading up a little on Appletalk Zones, and I think this is the way it works. - Apple talk zones allow you to segment stuff on your network to make it more manageable. But it isn't a physical separation like a VLAN or different sub-networks, it it just a naming separation. - You can name stuff to belong to a particular Appletalk zone, and then when you select that zone, only the things named with that zone will show up. Convenient if you have 50 printers in a building and only want the ones near you (engineering zone) to show up, for example. If that is really how it works, then in theory, both of my zones should be available, and I should be able to select either of them. I should also be able to change my modified a2server back to the standard a2server zone and have both servers show up under that zone. I'll have to do some more playing around.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Hmm, well @cheesestraws other than adding a new share and enlarging the disk of the default a2server VM, I haven't made any other changes to the configuration. I would assume then that it has Appletalk enabled, that seeming to be the point of the a2server setup. But I'm just guessing. I'll have to dig in and see if I can find some info about that. But I did fire up another a2server VM that has not had any changes from the distribution to see if that makes a difference (and thusly I screwed something up in my changes). What is strange though is that if I have both running, in the Appletalk control panel, it won't let me choose between the Appletalk zones (as I renamed the zone in my modified one to include my server name). But if I turn the modified one off, reboot, it seems the new (default config) one.
  16. So, the thing is, my internal SCSI2SD is flawless. I've never had issues with that one. It is only when trying to copy to the external v6 on that It has issues. And the system is never trying to sleep, as I have that turned off. I can't help but wonder if I flashed a newer version of the firmware a couple of months ago and that is what started this problem. I suppose I can try to flash older versions of the firmware, look for something a year or more old, to see if that fixes it. I did fire up another 540c and it has the same problem. So this is some type of compatibility issue with the 540c not a 540c hardware problem it seems.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, this is an a2server, so as a server it only has TCP/IP. And I've connected to it via TCP/IP from my G4 Mini just fine; it does prompt me for the user and password like on the Lombard when I selected it via the Appletalk browser.
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Well, yes, to get the Mac share running, but that is all. Did you modify yours to create a Mac share?
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    Progress. If I select Appletalk under the control panels on system 8, I found that I had to choose the Ethernet network, which was part of the solution for setting things right. And it found the a2server zone. Then in the chooser it could see the Appletalk server. However, it could not mount it. On the Lombard, a similar procedure. But as you can see, the Lombard with 9.2.2 asked for the credentials, whereas the PB 540c under 8.1 did not. I suspect that is the reason it is giving me the no response error. Or could it be something else?
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    Netatalk SD Card Image?

    So, I have yet to experience the a2server showing up in the chooser as an Appletalk server for any Mac. Under OS 9, I can use the network browser to mount an Appleshare server via an IP address. Under OS 8, there is an option in the chooser for this as well, but it was not able to mount the share for some reason. But under OS 7, I have not found this option. Does anyone know what this might be about? Shouldn't the a2server advertise itself as an Appletalk server so that Macs can readily browse to it? I should say, so far I am just trying this on Macs that are connected via Ethernet. I have: A Mac Mini G4 running 9.2.2 that can connect via IP from its native Ethernet jack. A G3 Lombard via its native Ethernet jack. I believe this one connects fine like the Mini. A PB 540c that I can't connect with the server as there is no way to select a share via IP. It is connected to the network via the AAUI port Ethernet and an AAUI adapter. Fetch on this machine can see my FTP server, so I know the network is functioning.
  21. I've never seen a card like this before. Looks to me like a straight through angle riser. Given the height, I would guess it is intended for a IIsi. I have a Mobius IIsi riser card that has both a IIci cache type slot and a IIsi PDS slot on it, and this connector fits either of them (clearly they are the same connector which is why everyone says be careful what you plug in to PDS adapters; make sure it is the right device for the right slot). Anyone seen one of these before and can identify its stated use?
  22. Indeed it does. Looks like it is in fact the card to be used for development of boards.
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    Does anyone have a Supermac Superview SCSI?

    I have the floppy and just created an image of it. How is your SuperView working? I have the manual too if you need it; I'm going to scan it today.
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    Does anyone have a Supermac Superview SCSI?

    @360alaska surprise surprise, I was poking around my Mac stuff and look what I found. Still has the shrink wrap on it. So hopefully the floppy disks are still good.
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    Bolles finds

    Sometimes going through my stash of Mac stuff is like a treasure hunt, and today is a great example. I knew I had a SuperMac Superview SCSI video device, but while I was looking for other stuff I found a full boxed PowerView as well. I remember previously coming across it and seeing that it was for PowerBook 140 and 170 models (or so it says on the box) but I mixed it up with another device that requires opening up the 170 case and installing some electronics inside; this one comes with an HDI-30 SCSI cable. I also found right next to it a fully boxed and still shrink wrapped Superview device. So hopefully the floppy(s) are still good and that ends the hunt for those drivers. @Bolle what are your thoughts on the most useful machine to use the Powerview on? I don't have any PowerBooks older than a 180c, so all of mine already have video out capability. I wonder if the Superview will work on 68000 machines. I'll have to read the manual.
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