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    Fitting a SCSI2SD in a 68k Mac

    +1 for Lido
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    Building a Spotify player for my Mac SE/30

    @ants Thank you for all your help on this. Do you remember which retailer you got your 16M version at? Both Amazon and Newegg only carry the 16M version with internal antennas.
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    Building a Spotify player for my Mac SE/30

    @ants I was actually just typing up an update when I saw your reply. I found that same OpenWRT page too (https://openwrt.org/unsupported/nand_flash). No worries, now we know so we can document this so that anyone else that attempts this setup knows which version to purchase. Did some quick research, and it looks like the GL-AR300M NAND memory portion isn't supported for the installation of OpenWRT. The NAND version does supposedly also have some NOR memory on board, but getting the ar300m/-ext to check there for booting purposes is an exercise (after enough failed boot attempts from nand memory it might attempt booting from nor memory for one boot cycle). And even then, it's unclear if the onboard software will allow the "nor" version of OpenWRT 18.06.x to be applied. So based on all this, the "safe" list of GL-AR300M versions are: GL-AR300M16 (internal antennas, 16m NOR memory only) GL-AR300M16-Ext (external antennas, 16m NOR memory only) --The version you (@ants) are using And the two that aren't supported at this point in time (at least, not without some sort of workaround): GL-AR300M (internal antennas, 128m NAND memory and maybe 16m NOR memory as fallback) GL-AR300M-Ext (external antennas, 128m NAND memory and maybe 16m NOR memory as fallback) The product info above I found at https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar300m/
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    Building a Spotify player for my Mac SE/30

    @ants Gave that image a try, but still the same error. Basic Interface (non-advanced settings): Listed at bottom of screen: Model ar300m NAND (so I think you are right on the nand version, I'll give a few more nand options a try) Luci Interface: Here are some details from the system: Model: GL-AR300M Firmware: LEDE Reboot 17.01.4 r3560-79f57e422d / LuCI lede-17.01 branch (git-17.290.79498-d3f0685) System/Software/Configuration/Distribution Feeds: src/gz packages http://www.gl-inet.com/lede/2.27/ar71xx/nand (so again I think you are right about the nand memory) Details from System Log: Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.000000] CPU0 revision is: 00019374 (MIPS 24Kc) Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.000000] SoC: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9533 ver 2 rev 0 Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.117209] MIPS: machine is GL-AR300M Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.834536] nand: device found, Manufacturer ID: 0xc8, Chip ID: 0xb1 Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.841168] nand: Giga Device GD5F1GQ4U 1G 3.3V 8-bit Mon Apr 9 21:17:36 2018 kern.info kernel: [ 0.846381] nand: 128 MiB, SLC, erase size: 128 KiB, page size: 2048, OOB size: 128 I'll keep digging around in that NAND directory at openwrt's site, maybe one of them will do the trick. Thank you for the tip on memory type differences.
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    Building a Spotify player for my Mac SE/30

    @ants I'm trying to get this set up, however I seem to be hitting a roadblock. While trying to upgrade my GL-AR300m mini router to a current (18.x) version of OpenWRT (using image openwrt-18.06.4-ar71xx-generic-gl-ar300m-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin) from within the Luci interface, I get the message "The uploaded image file does not contain a supported format. Make sure that you choose the generic image format for your platform." I have re-downloaded a few times, using both safari and firefox but always get the same error. Also tried openwrt-18.06.0-ar71xx-generic-gl-ar300m-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin but still get the same message. Any ideas?
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    Macintosh TV questions

    Try using Lido to format your card into 2gb partitions.
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    Macintosh TV questions

    Congratulations! That monitor needs some adjustment. The Macintosh TV service manual will have the instructions(it will specify cutoffs, how much black border, etc), and I think you will need Apple display service program to show the patterns. overall though, looks good! Startup chime loud and clear?
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    Shipped an LC 5xx based system!

    A different type of conquest today. I managed to successfully pack and ship a Macintosh TV from Arizona to New York and it arrived safe and sound, in one piece. With everyone’s experiences shipping LC 5xx based systems, I was extremely hesitant. In the end, I went with the following: Heavy duty extra large moving box from uhaul. Then deconstructed large boxes from Lowe’s and used Tacky glue to increase the strength of the box. An entire roll of 1 inch bubble wrap from Lowe’s. Gave a good 4 or 5 inches around the entire system, then taped tight around the corners to form good cushion from every angle. An incredible amount of peanuts on the bottom of the box (3 inches worth). Then various cushion materials to keep the computer centered in the box. Last, packing paper to hold the keyboard and other accessories centered in the top of the box. The computer was orientated screen face down. All in all, nearly $50 and 4 hours time spent in packing materials alone. BUT, it did make it across the country in one piece.
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    Best ROM disk for ROMinator / GGLabs?

    What’s the size difference between disk copy 4.2 and 6.3.3? 6.3.3 has the ability to mount disk images. Could be a handy feature.
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    Finally got a DiiMOCache!

    Welcome to the accelerated SE/30 club i have a 40mhz socketed powercache, so not as fast or as much cache as the Diimo. But it is plenty fast enough in Mac OS 8.1 with a IIsi ROM swap. You should give it a go! now I just need to find an Xceed card to use with my grayscale harness.
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    PowerBook 2400c with goodies

    That clear keyboard is awesome!!!
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    PowerBook 2400c with goodies

    Sounds like an amazing find! Good work. Can you post photos of that keyboard?
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    CURRENT most reliable Powerbook?

    I had a 540 (not the 540c) suffer the tunneling effect. I thing every grayscale active matrix display was affected if going active matrix I’d shoot for color.
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    CURRENT most reliable Powerbook?

    A little late but I’m going to add my two cents. Whatever 68k PowerBook you do get, open the display only once! Get it to a comfortable viewing angle and never close it again. The opening/closing cycles on the old hinges and brittle plastic is what generally destroys these things. I keep all my PowerBooks and Clamshell iBook open on a couple display shelves I bought from IKEA. If you buy one that looks to be in decent shape it should survive one opening. With any of these, make sure they are in working order before buying and that there aren’t any battery leakage/corrosion issues. As for specific machine to buy, I’d say the 180c, 540c, or 190cs. To my knowledge the tunneling issue doesn’t really happen on color active matrix panels or any of the passive matrix panels. The 180c should be decently reliable and the pinnacle of the original PowerBook design. 68030, FPU, and a RAM ceiling of (I believe) 12mb. In theory this machine should be great on 7.5.5. But I’ve never owned one For a machine I do own, the 540c. Hands down one of the most beautiful displays of the era... I’d argue even more pop in 2019 than the panel of my 5300ce (which is in great shape as well). Plus it has stereo speakers, Ethernet, a high enough RAM ceiling to run OS 8.1 confidently, and the first trackpad. The weakest point (remember, you bought one with good plastics and ONLY opened it once and never closed it again) will probably be the power supply. I hear they are a PITA to open, but are fixable. Finally, the 190cs. Honestly, it’s reliability will be primarily because it was the newest 68k PowerBook available. It has color, but only passive matrix. Will definitely appear washed out and slow to refresh compared to the 540c (and probably even the 180c’s panel). BUT it does have onboard PC Card slots. No nead for expensive cages (looking at you 5xx series). It’s weakest point will probably be the DC jack (shared with the 5300). However, it seems to be an easy fix of just resoldering it down. I had to do it for my 5300cs way back in the day and now I need to do it for a 5300ce I’m restoring.
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    PowerBook 5300ce

    @bibilit Ah okay, thank you for that clarification. Was your "AA" label in the battery bay as well?
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