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  1. Thanks for all the info, everyone. I'd never heard that certain machines didn't have the built-in option. I'll look into the 3rd party alternatives!
  2. I have a IIci running 7.5.5. Here's the config: - 68MB of RAM, 4x1MB in Bank A, 4x16MB in Bank B - Radius PrecisionColor 8XJ card - Apple NuBus Ethernet card - BMOW ROM-inator II - Apple 32k cache card (but same behavior without) - Running 7.5.5 via a SCSI2SD. In the Memory control panel, I have options for Disk Cache, Virtual Memory, and 32 bit addressing, but that's it. Nothing for RAM disk. Is there something I'm missing? Every bit of info I can find about RAM disks suggests that the option should just be there in the control panel.
  3. The MacIP NAT and file sharing bits of this are working great with a System 7.5.5 Mac! Thank you for putting all this together in one easy-to-consume image. I did have more luck with OpenTransport than MacTCP. With OT, it's enough to just select MacIP in the TCP/IP control panel and leave everything on automatic, whereas MacTCP required considerable fiddling trying to get DNS to work before I gave up. I've since installed an Ethernet card, but this did work really well (just slower, because LocalTalk) before I took that step. I did expand the disk with raspi-config as you describe,
  4. I am also thinking that the jumper wire method for fixing data bit traces may not really work as it changes the electrical properties of the connection, quite possibly enough to cause it not to work as the CPU expects, which I imagine could also cause the chimes. I may need to just repair those traces in-line on the front of the board. They're just sooo close together that I was hoping to avoid it. May be no choice, though!
  5. An update with progress! TL;DR, I now boot to immediate chimes of death (still no video display). I take this to mean a RAM issue and have begun checking traces to the built in DRAM, as I have no SIMMs installed. I've never been this happy to hear those chimes! Ironically a lot has to go right to get to that point. --- Before removing any chips, I obtained the Bomarc schematics (these are the same sold on maccaps.com) and tediously checked continuity across a bunch of things. The schematics are very helpful, but a warning: at least on my board, there are som
  6. This is exactly the kind of info I needed, thank you both. I had a hunch that the analog board was doing its job (so far, at least—who knows what video will look like), so logic it is I will definitely be practicing first! I was planning to use paste for those, but I'll try several methods on some other junked boards first.
  7. Just want to say that's great! I've always known it to be "impossible" to write 800k floppies for Mac from anything but another Mac drive.
  8. I'm looking for some advice on a Color Classic I acquired over the summer. This is a long post, but I wanted to provide enough detail to answer some of the first questions that seem to be asked about these problems, and hopefully to serve as a reference/resource for others by consolidating some common advice I've read into one post. The machine is in excellent cosmetic shape (including original box, "accessory kit", floppies, and even receipt!). Except, it won't boot. I've read everything I can find on this forum and elsewhere about boot issues and am looking for advice on what the
  9. Add me to the list of people willing to pay for one of those castings!
  10. This is incredible. Idea: it's probably easier for a lot of people to stand up a small HTTP proxy on their local network that communicates with Spotify over HTTPS, rather than requiring that dedicated WiFI hardware. I think that would allow this to work regardless of how you're getting your TCP/IP party on... the "Spotify API URL" could presumably be added to the preferences of this app to enable something like that? Would love to see this eventually take advantage slightly more modern Macs (OS 9-era?) with color album art, and possibly fewer workarounds required! This
  11. Some photos of the floppy ports/cable, for reference, though it seems Mikeat may have already answered the physical compatibility question: Floppy port on the PowerBook Mac end of cable Drive end of cable Drive port
  12. What I meant is basically what you said—there are more card brands than chipsets. I'm just not clear on which chipsets I should be looking for. Googling for info on the 2400c seems to turn up little these days. I'll post a close-up of the floppy connector(s) and cables today. Thanks Mikeat for the webarchive links. Just what I needed. I'm definitely planning to replace the hard drive eventually. I'm hoping to only have to open this thing once—upgrade RAM, replace HD (probably with a CF->IDE adapter), and CardBus mod.
  13. The sound issue resolved itself with a clean install of 8.6, so mark that one off!
  14. I just received a really nice 2400c from an eBay purchase. It's 180mhz, running 9.1 on 80mb of RAM (I plan to put it on 8.6). It's in practically mint condition—I'm really amazed. First question: sound. The startup chime works (though sort of sounds like it fades out a little at the end?)—but no system audio after boot will work. I've checked as many sound control panels as I can find, and can't get so much as a peep out of it. Second question: PCMCIA ethernet. I have an Orinoco Gold card that I'll be using for WiFi, by enabling a security-less guest network on my router. (This router
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