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3 hours ago, Crutch said:

Nice work! I have a bodge-y jumper hidden inside one of my SE/30s somewhere too. :) 

 

Is that a specifically Finnish keyboard on the left?  Interesting layout, I haven’t seen one with such a narrow Return key before.  But I’ve probably only ever seen the US keyboards in person.

 

It is some kind of "very cold and northern European countries" model, M0110 SV. Compared to the modern Finnish/Swedish AEK II it has some unusual keys like Ü an É.

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Yesterday I printed out a mount for the SCSI2SD. This is not my own design, I used the one from this thread: 

 

 

It printed out ok without the LED periscope thingy. The only modification I made was to add two spacers as I have the SCSI2SD upside down. The position is pretty ok and it is easy to reach the SD card if necessary. So much space left there. Maybe I should get some accelerator or video card :-D

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The next task was then to get online. I plugged in the Asante EN/SC and it looks healthy.

 

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 But there was some strange issues with drivers. Crashes etc. I had to boot from the floppy in order to clean up the mess. I turned out the disk that came with the Asante EN/SC wasn't exactly the right one...

 

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Luckily the 6.0.8 pre-built image contained installer for Asante, I just had to "burn" the image on a floppy and install it from there. I set up a 2015 MBP with an USB eth adapter act as a bridge and I entered MacTCP settings manually. And there it was, I was able to use Fetch to connect Macintosh Garden.

 

Looks like there is no SSH client for 6.0.8 so I wonder whether I should have a dedicated RaspberryPi or similar to act as a terminal/FTP/AppleShare server and then do modern SSH from there onwards.

 

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I've got the drivers for Asante SCSI to Ethernet converters on my server in the uploads folder (see signature) that work with System 7.5.5 if you're interested.  The SE/30 works much better on a network with 7.5.5 than 6.0.8.

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On 4/8/2020 at 9:58 AM, Byte Knight said:

on my server in the uploads folder (see signature)

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

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3 hours ago, pcamen said:

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

You got it.  And you forgot to leave a message in the "I was here!" folder!  I've got to leave guest access on or it won't work with the IIgs'.  But I've got it all backed up on a HD.

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41 minutes ago, Byte Knight said:

And you forgot to leave a message in the "I was here!" folder!

Hmm.  I did add a .txt file there.  I wonder if it didn't copy properly. 

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1 hour ago, pcamen said:

Hmm.  I did add a .txt file there.  I wonder if it didn't copy properly. 

Interesting - I missed it because it put your text file at the bottom of the window which is sorted by date, and the dates are all messed up on the server... Anywho, did you get the drivers to work?

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I installed a full 7.5.5 and added EN/SC stuff on it. Also, important bit was AppleShare Client 3.7.4 in order to access my share on RaspberryPi living in a different subnet. I have a RetroPie v4.5.1 (Linux 4.14.98-v7+ armv7l GNU/Linux) so the instructions how to install the recommended netatalk 2.1.6 did not work. But luckily with apt get netatalk I was able to install  2.2.5-2+deb9u1 version which seems to work just fine. 

 

I hope I don't have to use Basilisk and copy .dsk to SD card anymore. 

 

My next challenge is to setup telnet/ssh and try out web rendering proxy https://github.com/tenox7/wrp.

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With Netscape 2.0.2 and WRP I was able to get WWW working. I have WRP running on a RaspberryPI 4 along with PiHole, WG and other network stuff and it works just fine. Of course web sites are pretty difficult to read on a B&W display. 

 

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I was planning to sell the other SE/30 logic board. But it seems I didn't manage to fix it really. It booted up but no chime. However, next boot failed. I thought the disk went bad so I tried with another disk. Same result, 1st boot ok but after that it fails. 

 

Turns out the logic board has some issue causing all the writes being nonsense and corrupting the disk. Also, there is no chime and SCSI doesn't work. Most likely it has some broken traces I guess?

 

I decided to auction that board as is with 1 euro starting price. Let's see if I get more that 2e from it :-D

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On 7/10/2020 at 11:17 AM, petteri said:

I was planning to sell the other SE/30 logic board. But it seems I didn't manage to fix it really. It booted up but no chime. However, next boot failed. I thought the disk went bad so I tried with another disk. Same result, 1st boot ok but after that it fails. 

 

Turns out the logic board has some issue causing all the writes being nonsense and corrupting the disk. Also, there is no chime and SCSI doesn't work. Most likely it has some broken traces I guess?

 

I decided to auction that board as is with 1 euro starting price. Let's see if I get more that 2e from it :-D

Is the SE/30 board on eBay, or somewhere else? I'm always interested in SE/30 parts boards in Europe :) 

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8 hours ago, Daniël Oosterhuis said:

Is the SE/30 board on eBay, or somewhere else? I'm always interested in SE/30 parts boards in Europe :) 

It is on https://www.huuto.net/kohteet/apple-macintosh-se_30-emolevy-rikki/522353125 at the moment. No offers so far, so it is ok to pull it out if you want to purchase it. Shipping to NL using Finnish post would be 22e. :-(

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8 hours ago, petteri said:

It is on https://www.huuto.net/kohteet/apple-macintosh-se_30-emolevy-rikki/522353125 at the moment. No offers so far, so it is ok to pull it out if you want to purchase it. Shipping to NL using Finnish post would be 22e. :-(

Ouch, the shipping does put a damper on it. Tell you what, just let the auction run its course, if it doesn't sell there I can look at what I'd offer for it, if that's alright.

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