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EvieSigma

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  1. EvieSigma

    Are these computers worth getting?

    They're all worth getting, but the 550 is the most valuable.
  2. I somehow messed up the boot partition on my SCSI2SD in my Color Classic and made it unbootable, so I figured I'd just use my external SCSI HDD with System 7.1 (and the required enabler) installed to boot the Color Classic and re-bless the system folder or whatever else I'd need to do to restore functionality. However, when I try to boot off the external HD it just does this: It freezes like that forever and the drive activity light on the HDD never even blinks. What's even stranger is that I have this same problem with two different logic boards (the original board which has been recapped and a LC 550 board which hasn't). I tried the drive with another machine and it showed signs of being accessed like it should be. What the heck is going on?
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    I ended up fixing it thanks to an image provided by @IlikeTech. They gave me a 7.6.1 image that worked after being dd'ed to the card.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Okay, I started over, re-initializing the disk into two <4GB Mac OS Standard partitions using the OS 9 version of Drive Setup but otherwise using this guide: However, when I boot off a 7.5.3 Disk Tools disk my partitions don't show up. They show up just fine in OS 9 and OS X but on the actual machine using the SCSI2SD they're not there, in fact, when I use the patched version of HD SC Setup on my external HD with a System 7 install it recognizes Device 0's existence but there's no desktop icons to click on.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Well...it didn't work. The dd-ing worked but it doesn't boot. I have a system folder and such on the SD card but it must not be blessed or something? When I boot off a Disk Tools disk there's nothing detected, and for some reason I can't get patched HD SC Setup 7.3.5 to fit on a Disk Tools floppy.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Alright, I'll have to try out dd with my iBook G4 (running Tiger) and see if it works. Either it works or it doesn't.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Well that's the problem I have, I have a .dsk hard disk image but I don't know how to turn it into a .img image and still have it work. I do have an OS X machine I could use dd with but then how do I initialize the SD card?
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    I wish there was an easier way to do this but I don't know how...not unless I could hook up a crossover cable to the Ethernet card and use that 7.5 network access disk to initialize and write to the SD card.
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    Well, I'll use this thread for something sorta related. I have a .dsk image of a complete 7.5.5 install with helpful programs added that I want to put on my SCSI2SD. However, the method I was given (use SoftMac to create and initialize an image file and then put the install onto it) isn't working for me because SoftMac just won't work (compatibility issues with Windows 10?) Is there some other way I can make a .img file with this .dsk file that will be initalized and bootable in my Color Classic? I have a 2GB sized .dsk image and a 2GB blank .img image. Here are the guides I was trying to follow: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/01/05/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-a-scsi2sd-adapter/ http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/08/19/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-partitioning-your-hard-drive/ http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/05/28/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-creating-your-own-boot-able-disk-image/ http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/09/10/setting-up-your-vintage-classic-68k-macintosh-using-softmac/
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    Color Classic doesn't boot off external HD

    I can't edit the post...it turns out my SD card became corrupted somehow and wiped out all my hard drive partitions so I get to reinstall System 7.5.5 all over again. Yay!
  11. EvieSigma

    Very excited about my $30 vintage Mac haul today!

    If you want a little bit faster CPU for the G3, I have a 350MHz one I'd send you for the cost of shipping.
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    PB145B’s finds

    Wow, your Kaypro works! Mine is still faulty, haven't nailed down what chip is keeping it from booting yet. Where did you get it? Someone had one of those for sale at VCF East.
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    Evie's Conquests

    I seem to be acquiring more Macs and Mac-related stuff at a fairly steady clip so I decided to make my own conquests thread...I won't re-post the 630CD or the PowerBook 180, so my first conquest to show off is the Mac SE/30 I got off eBay. It's a bit grungy and yellow (and a thorough Magic Eraser/Goo Gone treatment didn't do much) and it needs a recap but it's in good physical condition and has a network card, so it's not all bad.
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    Evie's Conquests

    Got some free books and software at VCF East over the weekend, including these neat old Mac books. Sadly the 1989 AppleTalk book I also got is so ruined from water damage (not sure if it was from the pouring rain yesterday or pre-existing) that it's basically trash. That Microsoft Works package was also free despite the $10 price tag and is for Mac, I'll have to try it out on the IIfx.
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    Marathon Computer iRack DV

    Screw the iRacks, what's that IBM box?
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    No sound from Color Classic

    My Color Classic (upgraded with a 550 board) no longer bongs when booted up. I haven't recapped the 550 board so could it be caps that are the cause?
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    No sound from Color Classic

    I just find it strange that there were no wet spots from cap goo on the dusty board. Some pads that were less shiny than others, sure, but you'd think if my sound had gone completely out there would be utter cap carnage.
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    No sound from Color Classic

    Giving the motherboard a really good clean with isopropyl alcohol (including the edge connector) restored the bong! I didn't notice any tell-tale wet spots from leaking caps before cleaning though.
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    No sound from Color Classic

    On the one hand I'm glad it's not some weirdness on the analog board, on the other hand it's frustrating to have to recap something...I only just learned how to solder period this weekend!
  20. I have a Plus (that was converted from a 128k) that doesn't power on at all. Where can I probe with my multimeter to see if the power supply is putting out any voltage?
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    Diagnosing a Plus that won't turn on

    Where can I find schematics of the 128k analog board?
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    Thanks for that, I decided to create a saved search in case another one like that pops up!
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    Boxed PB 2400c/240 - 56K Warning

    I'd like to have a 2400c but it seems like even getting a loose 2400c/180 is an expensive prospect...
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    The Newest ImageWriter II?

    Bummer, so this is one of the really heavy ones...I was hoping to find the later model.
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    Apple eMac

    I'm not sure any of them could run OS 9, even the lowly 700MHz model.
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