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Iamanamma

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About Iamanamma

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    Warren, OH

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  1. @joshc Yes, I am using the IIsi for real work. It resides inside a console and controls the motion of a turret press, lining sheet metal up and telling punches where to put holes.
  2. Hi Udo: I managed to solve this today. The IISi had no internal nor external hard drives. The only SCSI ID in use was "7" which was the floppy drive. The main thing that led me to success was finding out that I needed to have the scsi2sd board connected to the IIsi via SCSI and to my iMac via USB AT THE SAME TIME while I was configuring the card and setting up the "drives.". Another thing, I made my first partition (virtual drive) really small...20 MB like an actual antique hard drive, and installed my operating system in it. Third thing, my IIsi seems to absolutely need the molex power cable. Things really settled down when I installed OS 6.0.8 FIRST, and then installed OS 7.1 over the top. Now that I have done it once, I am sure I can do it again. I have two more CNC machines that are suffering from decayed HD bumper syndrome. Being able to successfully replace the old ProDrives is a God send.
  3. I received the replacement board from Inertial, and I am still having the same problems. It doesn't matter which IIsi I put it into, I get an Arbitration error from Lido, while the patched version of Disk Tools tells me it can't find a suitable SCSI drive. The termination software is definitely turned on. The message from Disk Tools makes me think that it knows the SD card is there, but for some reason does not think it's an Apple drive, even though I've programmed it the way Simon Carr said to do it. I can go to David and Steve's blog at www.savagetaylor.com, but it's really heavy on the command line interface, and when it comes to that, I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. Has anyone had success doing this? Should I have Quirks mode turned on or off? The only difference between the screen shot below and what I have done today is I set up my SD card to be 4 virtual hard drives at 2 GB apiece. I've counted spaces, I've double and triple checked everything. I am lost.
  4. @Compgeke, All of our vintage Macs were re-capped a few years ago because of the leakage problem, and I checked the PRAM battery when I opened the IIsi's case. I did configure the card as in the post by Simon Carr. I had some minor success after I received a bootable floppy with OS 6.0.8 and Lido on it. I got OS 7.1 installed, but when I took the scsi2sd adapter boards out of the IIsi and attached it to the SCSI bus of a G4 we keep vintage software on, something happened to the card. It stopped showing up on any SCSI bus, and when I tried to re-format with Lido, I started getting arbitration errors. A tech from the vendor couldn't figure out why that was happening, and has promised to exchange the board. I am going to forgo using Basilisk, it's a bit more complicated than I had hoped it would be. Using the 6.0.8 boot disk is infinitely simpler, and if I can get my replacement board to work, I will definitely NOT put it in the G4. That's when everything went sideways!
  5. Please help. I have some failing hard drives on my Mac IIsi's we are using to run our CNC machinery. We found SCSI2SD adapter cards, and if I can get them to work, it will save us tens of thousands of dollars. I have read Simon Carr's "idiots guide" on this forum, and it did help some, but I am completely without knowledge and experience with hacking, and I am completely stuck. I need a "For Dummies" version. The biggest problem I have right now is I cannot get the IIsi to recognize the SD card as a supported hard drive. I configured the card with the scsi2sd-util as indicated, but still no luck. I have been unable to make a floppy disk with the patched version of HD SC Setup 7.3.5. I have made the patched version, I just have no idea how to get it out of the Basilisk emulator on my iMac and onto a floppy disk. I have a USB floppy drive. If anyone is able to help me get through this, step by step, the help would be greatly appreciated. Here is some additional information on my hardware: Mac IIsi, needs to be running OS 7.1, iMac running 10.8.6, SCSI2SD v5.1 SCSI2SD has been configured to believe it is a Quantum Fireball.
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    G4 Yikes! Networking Issue

    The ethernet issue appears to have gone away, and this is what appears to have solved it: I had a beige G3 on the network that was having intermittent connection problems, like disconnecting itself from the network for no apparent reason, then refusing to show up on the network unless it was restarted, or showing up in the chooser with gobbledygook in place of its name. I replaced it with another beige G3 unit for which I had gotten the motherboard cleaned and recapped, and has a third party Fast Ethernet card installed. Now it behaves, and the G4 behaves too. We were leaving the G4 on all the time because once we got it connecting to the network, it would continue to connect unless we had to restart it for some reason. After we replaced the G3, we had a power failure forcing us to restart everybody, and the G4 connected to the network without any trouble. Is it possible that the G3 was the problem all the long?
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    G4 Yikes! Networking Issue

    Assigning a Static IP doesn't help. I downloaded a G3 Ethernet update discussed on another thread, but that isn't going to help: it's an older version than the one that is on the g4. I am really hoping someone has some suggestions, because I really need to get this issue resolved.
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    HP Laserjet 4000 & JetDirect Card

    Success! I found the way to change the 4000's IP from DHCP to Static via the control panel (which was half of my problem), and then installed the driver on the old G3. Used the Desktop Printer Utility to set-up the printer, and Voila! We print. Now I just have to go hunting for a Stuffit Expander installer for a version more current than 4.5 that is still compatible with OS 8.6.
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    PCI Bridge in a Beige G3 Tower

    I'm back. Month end got in my way. Anyway, the white sticker on the card says this: MN8L8092781. I had to get out a magnifying glass to read it, my eyes are not very fond of microscopic print...
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    PCI Bridge in a Beige G3 Tower

    The Twin Turbo Card has both an Apple Style connector and a VGA style connector, and I couldn't get it to work at all until I installed that extension. It is an add-on, installed into one of the three PCI expansion slots on the beige G3 tower. I will look at the chip. It always came up as "display card" in Apple System Profiler, it just wouldn't show me anything on the displays.
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    PCI Bridge in a Beige G3 Tower

    Success! Finally! I did a clean install of OS 8.6, but that didn't help, in fact, the USB stopped working. I picked all of the USB extensions out of the "Previous System Folder" and the USB started working again. Still no Firewire and No Twin Turbo. So, I did an "Add Software" install off of the OS 8.5 system installer. I chose the custom options and found the Firewire software, as well as the "9600 Graphics Accelerator" extension. Now it appears that the FireWire is working as it should, and the Display Card is DEFINITELY working because I now have a small VGA flat screen hooked up to the G3, sans adapter, and it works beautifully. Thanks for all of the help!
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    HP Laserjet 4000 & JetDirect Card

    I went to HP's site first, and they only have the OS X variety available for the 4000. But hmmm. There is no reason I couldn't use my current iMac to configure the IP address, is there? That shouldn't interfere with the older machine's ability to print, because it does have the proper drivers installed...
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    HP Laserjet 4000 & JetDirect Card

    Does anyone know where I might be able to download the JetAdmin software for an HP JetDirect 600 Card? Not the WebJetAdmin HP currently has, this has to work with OS 8.6. We got an old printer for cheap, got a Jetdirect card for cheap, downloaded the printer software for free, but I can't find the Mac version of the JetAdmin Software I need to configure the card.
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    PCI Bridge in a Beige G3 Tower

    Yes, we have a program that we have to use to make layouts that our metal fabricating machinery can understand. It doesn't translate circles and curves properly in OS 9. The company who makes the machines we have would love to "upgrade" our machinery to use their current software and controllers (meaning a switch to a Windows based controller, and re-training all of our operators), but at $60K (quoted about 15 years ago) per machine, it's easier and cheaper just to keep fixing up old G3s and G4s.
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    G4 Yikes! Networking Issue

    I've made some headway on this issue, but it is far from solved. If the G4 starts up first, and all the other Classic OS Macs start up after, I don't have trouble with it seeing them, and them seeing it. I am wondering if this all has something to do with DHCP, and if I should just assign some static IP addresses to the Macs that give me so much trouble?
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