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Okay, my second post for today.  This question is straight forward.  I've installed 7.5.5 on my LC475 which has 135,168K of RAM according to About this Macintosh.  The OS uses 131,268K and when I try to open a PDF, there's not enough RAM to display it.  What's going on and how do I put 7.5.5 on a diet?  I tried using the extensions manager to unload some extensions and control panels but then I couldn't open the PDF file at all.

 

Thank you for your time,

Gerry

 

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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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With Mode32 on the SE/30, you can temporarily boot into 24bit mode by holding down the escape key during startup. Upon next reboot the system will run in 32bit mode.

 

Maybe there is another key sequence (or the ESC key here as well?) where you can leave the computer in 32bit mode for day to day stuff, but can hold down the key sequence for the occasions where you want to use the IIe card without having to mess with the memory control panel every time. I can try some combinations on my color Classic later today.

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