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  1. In my router there is a range of IP addresses assigned to DHCP and that's from to If I manually assign an IP address to a device on the network, it is outside of that range, meaning 192.168.100 to (do not use 255). I do this to keep a service like a printer or an FTP server at a fixed location because under DHCP if I restart the router, the assigned IP addresses could change. Also, as a clarification, my Asante EN/SC ethernet box is connected to an Asante FriendlyNet 10baseT Hub. That in turn connects to a Linksys/Cisco 100/1000baseT switch whic
  2. Sounds like you MIGHT have a similar problem to the one I had with my LC475. Since I have a Apple IIe card in the internal slot, I connected an Asante EN/SC external ethernet box that sits in the SCSI chain. But I couldn't get it to work, very frustrating. Then I tried a null ethernet cable and it worked like a champ (and yes the other end is plugged into a router). There are plugs available the will flip the transmit and receive pairs on Amazon. That's what I used to fix my problem. I'm running 7.5.5 with OpenTransport 1.1.2. Good Luck, Gerry
  3. Thanks olePigeon and good luck with your Iici. Using an SD card for the system drive is dead quiet but speed is limited by the SCSI bus. My focus was making my SE/30 as fast as possible. Blougram, according to my document, Mode32 is run to remove it from the system disk if it's installed. Originally when I bought my SE/30 it was running OS 7.5.5 with Mode32 on it's HD. After installing the new ROM SIMM and SCSI2SD I decided to do a full, fresh install. I had problems booting floppies or EMU Floppy images made with 7.5.3 with the new ROM-inator II installed so I did a clean install as
  4. Good Morning All, I have completed the upgrades to my SE/30 and I thought I'd share my experience. I replaced the system HD with a 16 GB SCSI2SD divided into 5 partitions. The first one I kept down to 2 GBs for compatibility, three more sized at 4 GBs, and the final leftover is 718 MBs. The ROM-inator II has a compressed ROM disk using OS 7.1 but I ran into problems using the Apple HD SC Setup program 7.5.3 as it wouldn't run under 7.1. Also the OS 7.5.3 install disks wouldn't boot with the clean ROM installed; it would freeze at the welcome screen (but it booted fine with the original ROM
  5. Thank you for your responses. When I bought the SE/30 a couple of years ago, the motherboard caps had already been replaced, but that apparently didn't include the power supply. I'm using the model A Floppy EMU in floppy mode to boot the SE/30. I've been exchanging emails with Steve Chamberlin of Big Mess O Wires trying to figure out why I can't boot my LC475 from my model A Floppy EMU. When I disconnect the SCSI2SD system drive and the external SCSI devices, that Mac comes up with a 3.5 floppy icon on the screen with an X on it. Steve thought it might be a corrupted image but the Disk
  6. Hello everyone. I got my SE/30 up and running yesterday. I brought it out of storage last week to replace the dirty ROM with a clean one from bigmessowires but the CRT display would blink on and off. I left it on for a while and it eventually stopped that, but it tried to boot but hung. Then after that every power cycle it would give me nothing but black and white horizontal lines on the CRT. Suspecting a bad power supply, I ordered a replacement and installed it. No more CRT blinking but just black and white horizontal lines. According to the Repair Macintosh SE/30 online, I needed to
  7. Thanks for the suggestions. I will follow up when I have time. Gerry
  8. It was a long process to build these two machines. I owned a IIgs back in the '80s but sold it when I needed room for newer PCs. What got me back into it was the CFFA3000. When I saw what it could do, I immediately ordered two of them (they were available at the time) before I had any real hardware. After that I just kept my eye on eBay and pieced together these two systems. I built the IIGSes that I originally wanted but could not afford and spent way more than $1000 to put these systems together so I could never sell them for that. What you don't see is all the extra hardware I'm no longe
  9. Okay, what's the value of a ROM 01 (or ROM 03, I have both) IIGS with an Uthernet card, an Apple HS SCSI card with CD-ROM drive, a 17 MHz TWGS, Apple II 3.5" drive controller along with two 3.5 1.44 Superdrives, one 3.5 800K drive, two 5.25 floppy drives, a CFFA3000 along with an A2heaven 8MB IIGS memory card. It also has an upgraded 80W power supply and a Nishida Radio RGB to Component (R-Y,B-Y,Y) which feeds the included 15" flat screen LCD TV. there is also included a joystick. Thanks, Gerry
  10. Hi All, as promised I've been working on speeding up my LC475. I have two motherboards but one case. I found the documents online for speeding up an LC475 to 33 or even 40 MHz. So I ordered the switches, wires, resistors, heat shrink, etc., to add the mod. I had already purchased a couple of 33 MHz 68040s along with heatsinks as they got pretty hot. So, I modded the first board successfully and it ran fine at 33 MHz. My Apple IIe card because a little finicky intermittently reporting an error #4 but a software restart would fix the problem. I was going to perform the same mod on th
  11. Final update on this topic. With all the shenanigans I've been doing with the SCSI2SD I/F and the LC475, my ProDOS partitions have been copied a lot and the Apple IIe card would no longer boot from them. After scratching my head a bit, I made copies of the partitions and booted the IIe card from an Apple II Utilities 3.5 disk and formatted the 32 MB ProDOS partition. Then I deleted everything on the partition except for the PRODOS file and copied everything back except for the PRODOS file and now the Apple IIe card boots from that partition. So my LC475 appears to be up and running at 100%
  12. I wanted to update this for everyone. I decided to take a different tack on this issue and work with SCSI drives to see if it would make a difference. So I ordered a SCSI2SD version 5 and version 6 adapters to see if they would work any better than the backups I was doing before. Yesterday, I programmed the v6 SCSI2SD card for one SCSI ID (1) and tried to use Drive Setup to partition the 64 GB SD card for four sections. No matter what I did Drive Setup would fail partitioning the SD card. Yes I did program the SCSI ID to be a Seagate vender (w/ one space first), the product ID to ST225N (
  13. There is a wrinkle I thought of this morning that I haven't mentioned because I thought it shouldn't matter. The external SCSI backup HD is less than a gigabyte in size so I don't have any place to put all my copied files locally. With a IIe card mounted, the LC475 ethernet network connection is through an Asante EN/SC SCSI I/F. I've set up file sharing through Appleshare with my iMac G3 running 9.2.2 so it's system drive is available to the LC475 and I backed up my files there. Could this make a difference? I would think not as Appleshare would mask the type of connection and be transpar
  14. Thanks rickrob, I tried booting from a floppy and used the Startup Disk to select the first partition but it made no difference. It didn't fix the System Folder. I haven't tried 'System Picker' yet. What I did do was reinstall 7.5.3 from floppy and upgrade to 7.5.5. The using the "Installing a Modern System 7.5.5" by Tyler Sable posted on the Internet, I updated to Open Transport 1.1.2, installed TCP/IP Networking Tools, QT 4.0.3, Appearance Manager 1.0.3 and Java support. So, I'm back up and running but this raises a very important question. How do I back up this OS installation and
  15. Thank you just.in.time for your suggestion. I tried it and rebuilt the desktop files all Mac partitions. But no change with the system file. It's still a plain subdirectory icon. Gerry
  16. Okay, I'm officially pissed. I thought what I had done was fine but now I appear to have screwed myself so I need some help. Here's what's going on. I replaced the System drive in my LC475 with an SCSI22SD version 5B and a 32GB SD card. Of course I know I would have to partition the card and since the SCSI2SD card supports 4 separate SCSI IDs, I spread the storage across all 4 IDs of 8GBs each. It took a while but it worked and I had 12 drives on the desktop (ID 0 had four 2GB (approximately) partitions and two 32MB ProDOS partitions for the Apple IIe card; IDs 1 through 3 had two 4GB
  17. Good Evening all. Since I have an SCSI2SD with 32GBs of storage on my LC475 to run OS 7.5.5 (with 136 MBs of RAM), I got rambunctious and decided to install OS 8.1 on a new miniSD card and remove the Apple IIe card and put in a Farallon LC ethernet card. The installation went perfectly and the LC runs well. For 68k web browsers I downloaded iCab 2.99 and WannaBe 1.0b14 but they are dog slow. Perhaps I'm spoiled and expect too much from a 68040 processor running at 25 MHz. I do have Classilla 9.3.3 running on my iMac G3 (1GB of RAM with a 500 MHz G3) under OS 9.2.2 and it's a decent browse
  18. I googled this from Lifehacker: Remove the hard drive from the computer. Place the hard drive inside of a zip top freezer bag. (don't buy a cheap bag.) Place the wrapped hard drive inside of ANOTHER zip top freezer bag. (yes, you need to do this) Place the double wrapped hard drive in the coldest part of your freezer. Leave the hard drive in the freezer for 12 hours at least. You want it good and cold! (see figure 2 below) Once very chilled, install the hard drive in your computer and start pulling off data. Begin with the most valuable data. At some p
  19. If you want to go a completely different route, look for a SCSI2SD adapter as a drive replacement on eBay. You can partition an miniSD card into multiple drives. It works great in my LC475 with a 32GB miniSD card. I installed OS 7.5.5 so I could use the Apple IIe card. I just installed OS 8.1 on a new miniSD card and it also works great. So it's an alternative to buying another HD and very price competitive. I wonder if putting your original HD in a freezer bag and put it in the freezer to shock the main bearings into rotating and freeing the heads. I don't know if that will work but
  20. Very Cool! Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to ask about the best browser for a 68K Mac. I have an LC475 with 128 MBs of RAM running 7.5.5 with a 10base-T network connection to the internet. What's the best browser to use on this machine? I like this Mac a lot and I love the older GUI but it bogs down pretty quickly even with a full 68040 inside it. Honestly I'm not holding my breath given it's age but perhaps there's a surprise here. Thank you for all your answers. I appreciate your feedback. Gerry
  21. Good Afternoon everyone. I have finished upgrading my slot loading iMac G3 DV with a 500 MHz G3, 1 GB of RAM and a 64 GB SD based IDE system drive running 9.2.2. I have Netscape Communicator 4.77 which chokes on just about any website I go to. I ran into Classilla 9.3.3 and it works a lot better. What is the best browser to use on my configuration with the modern Internet? Thank you, Gerry
  22. Wanted to give a small update. The EN/SC I/F works fine but if idle for too long it goes to sleep. I've been pinging the LC475 continously from the Mac Pro and after a while the it just stops responding. When I turn on file sharing between the LC475 and the iMac G3 the I/F stays up and keeps responding to pings. Must be a quirk of the Asante EN/SC. Gerry
  23. I will add my 2 cents here. I have an LC475 running a full 68040 processor with OS 7.5.5 and the Apple IIe card is installed. I can run Apple II software as long as I'm in 24-bit addressing mode. Since I have 128 MBs of RAM installed, I lose most of it to the OS in 24-bit addressing mode as I just found out today. When looking for a Mac to support the Apple IIe card, I too got confused as to what would and wouldn't work. So I stayed on the conservative side and bought an LC475. It's a great little 68K Mac but with the Apple IIe card installed, figuring out networking turned into a maj
  24. This is an informational post for anyone thinking about this. I bought a used slot loading iMac G3 and added RAM to bring it up to 1 Gigabyte and the OS to 9.2.2. I purchased an IDE I/F card for using an SD memory card instead of a spinning drive. The original drive was a Maxtor 30 GB HD that was original and even though it worked fine, I wasn't sure how long it would last. So I tore the bottom of the iMac apart and replaced the HD with the I/F card and a 64 GB SD card. That's when the fun began. Pulling the bottom off the iMac broke the front plastic tabs. That tuned out not to be a
  25. Thank you EvilCapitalist. You are right. I turn on 32-bit addressing and now the largest unused block is 130,655K with the OS taking up only 4,345K. Of course, I have to run 24-bit addressing to use my Apple IIe card but now I know how to resolve this issue. This is great! Thanks again, Gerry
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