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  1. reukiodo

    SCSI Zip drive

    They very much in fact do. I have several 'recovery' disks of both 1G and 2G size with an external SCSI drive to boot a variety of Macs.
  2. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    I'm not familiar with the Performa 550 to know if it is 32bit clean, but from a quick search, I think it should be, so the boot image should work. How are you attempting to boot from this image?
  3. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    Perhaps you misunderstood, in that I am not interested in HFS+ for the maximum volume size, but rather the other features that came along with HFS+: Unicode filenames file size efficiency (because of the 32bit file table) It is also nice to write files to a zip disk in a USB zip drive on a modern mac (at least up to 10.14) and be able to open those same files off a SCSI zip drive on the SE/30 (with 8.1) because they can both read and write to the same common HFS+ disk format. Alas, I have no networking to fall back on, so because of the zip-swapping, I have a 128GB uSD card divided into a 2GB HFS boot partition, and the rest as HFS+ data partition, so the file size really does matter, when every single-byte file takes up multiple KB of space.
  4. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    So here is my second System 8 attempt to squeeze as much as possible and still compress down to 1.5M, complete with: System 8.0 732K / Finder 8.0 294K Control Panels Memory 7.5.9 38K MountImage 1.2b2 12K SCSIProbe 4.3 26K Extensions Apple CD-ROM 5.4.2 93K ISO 9660 File Access 5.2 20K Apple HD SC Setup 7.5.1 87K Calculator 7.5 7K Chooser 7.6.1 26K Disinfectant 3.7.1 347K Disk Copy 4.2 24K Disk First Aid 8.1 153K System Picker 1.1a3 38K Virtual DVD Utility 1.0d1 41K Now with no 'boot from floppy' message, straight to desktop. romdisk-recovery8-2.25MB.dsk recovery8-2M.rom
  5. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    The SE/30 (at least) can't boot from HFS+, so for me, it's more of the support of getting more files (more small files) more efficiently on the storage size. For me, I would like to put a large uSD in the SCSI2SD with a relatively small HFS boot drive for the System Folder and a very large HFS+ data drive to keep all the install files, applications, save data, etc. The SE/30 (and other 68030 macs?) actually runs 8.1 very well, at least with 128MB RAM. I haven't tested this with anything less, so I am not sure what the usability floor would be, and I also use a SCSI2SD, so perhaps this might not represent a 'normal' scenario well. My boot images above are tested to work on the 68030, so they have the necessary System file modifications already. I am curious what components would be needed for networking. I don't have an Ethernet adapter (no PDS card nor SCSI adapter) so I cannot test networking yet. I do plan to set up my Power Macintosh 9500 as a PhoneNet bridge, or at least attempt to, but this will require more play time than I have available at the moment. I can see how this could be more useful to many, but at least for me, HFS+ support is more important.
  6. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    So here is a better System 8.1 attempt compressed down to 3.5M, complete with: System 8.1 2347K / Finder 8.0 294K Control Panels LiteSwitch 1.0 75K Memory 7.5.9 38K SCSIProbe 4.3 26K Extensions Apple CD-ROM 5.4.2 93K ISO 9660 File Access 5.2 20K Text Encoding Converter 1.3 592K Apple HD SC Setup 7.5.1 87K Calculator 7.5 7K Chooser 7.6.1 26K Disinfectant 3.7.1 347K Disk Copy 6.3.3 1048K Disk First Aid 8.1 153K SimpleText 1.4 118K StuffIt Expander 4.5 279K System Picker 1.1a3 38K Virtual DVD Utility 1.0d1 41K romdisk-recovery8.1-6MB.dsk recovery8.1-4M.rom
  7. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    I have spent a great deal of time trying to slim down the 8.1 System file, by comparing it side-by-side to the System file from the 8 boot floppy, First, I removed any resource in the 8.1 System which wasn't in the 8 System, rebooting between each removed resource, to test that it was still bootable and that HFS+ disk support is still present. This whole process got it down to less than 5MB. Second, I opened each resource and removed the numbered items which weren't present in the 8 System. This led me to a few discoveries: 1. when the 0K 'msys' resource is present, the 'must boot from floppy' message is shown 2. 8.1 System complains about unable to access or write the DesktopDB file (disk locked?) when the 'ndf#' resource is missing (cannot boot to the desktop - reboot cycle) 3. 8.1 System 'ppat' resource # 1 does not conform to the standard pattern sizes (resedit won't allow editing) and seems to be the MacOS background 4. 8.1 System 'ptch' resource # -20641 removal will cause an unexpected trap error on boot, also causing reboot loop 5. 8.1 System 'ptch' resource # -20217 removal will cause HFS+ volumes to be seen as HFS (showing only the 'where are my files?') This all leads to an 8.1 System file of 2402880 bytes (2.4MB) which still won't fit on the 2MB SIMM... but will now fit on a 4MB SIMM! For all those lucky enough to have gotten a 4MB SIMM when they were still available, can anyone test this on their 4MB SIMM to see if it still boots and sees all HFS+ partitions? If the System 8 boot floppy works in your Mac, this should too. romdisk-recovery8.1-5.5MB.dsk recovery8.1-4M.rom
  8. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    After some playing around on a long flight, I found a 0K resource named 'msys' which when removed, no longer prompts with the 'boot from floppy' message. When I have more time, I'd still like to find where the floppy message is stored so I can try to change the wording. At least I now know that I can disable that message from showing.
  9. reukiodo

    Mac Plus with 4MB of RAM

    I run a Macintosh Classic with 4MB, which is similar to a Plus, but not sure if the Classic already has a fan.
  10. reukiodo

    .img files with old Macs

    Have you tried using 10.4's Disk Utility to convert the image and then try to open it on OS9?
  11. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    I finally found the trick to getting an 8.1 System suitcase to recognize HFS+ is including the 'Text Encoding Converter' extension! But this is 592K and the 8.1 System suitcase is more than 6M... I'm still searching how to slim it down. At least it will fit in a 12M disk image, so it should fit on the 8MB ROMinator II... romdisk-recovery8.1-12MB.dsk recovery8.1-8M.rom
  12. reukiodo

    SE/30 new ROM and other things

    I have read about getting TCP through LocalTalk (PhoneNet adapters are cheap) to another old Mac which has ethernet can serve as a gateway. I haven't yet had time to try this (I need to clean out a lot of space before I can get to this project) so if you have PhoneNet adapters (and terminators) and another old Mac (modem/printer port and ethernet) just laying around, you can try it out.
  13. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    Hrm... so changing or removing that message might take some more free time than I have lately. At least I've now verified that the image boots fine in a real SE/30 using BMOW's FloppyEmu in HD20 mode.
  14. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    Does anyone know how to remove this startup message with resedit or equivalent? Everything still technically works, it's just an big annoyance to click or press Return on every boot. OR!!! Is is possible to take this text and modify it to provide the user with some instructions for recovery?
  15. reukiodo

    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    So here is my System 8 attempt compressed down to 1.5M, complete with: System 8.0 732K / Finder 8.0 294K Apple CD-ROM 5.4.2 93K ISO 9660 File Access 5.2 20K MountImage 1.2b2 12K Apple HD SC Setup 7.5.1 87K Disinfectant 3.7.1 347K Disk Copy 4.2 24K Disk First Aid 8.1 153K System Picker 1.1a3 38K Virtual DVD Utility 1.0d1 41K Stuffit Expander will technically still fit into the 2.25M base, but then the image will not compress down to less than the 1.5M limit. romdisk-recovery8-2.25MB.dsk romdisk-recovery8-1.5MB.fc8
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