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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Need help with Powerbook Wallstreet
« Last post by refinery on November 17, 2018, 08:50:40 PM »
while i could not get etcher to do quite what i wanted, it did point me in the right direction in terms of using the command line to do what i wanted. I'm now booting off an 8GB CF card in my Wallstreet. Doesnt seem as fast as the internal ATA bus though, I was hoping for at least equivalent performance. Its a SanDisk Extreme card, supposedly capable of 60MB/Sec.

it was also very interesting and insightful to see the various tiny little disk driver partitions Mac OS creates on a legacy disk.
I tried to figure out if that was possible back when I first got my mini.

I don't remember the details, but I think it uses a different size connector or something (and that connector might not output serial). I think I searched for mini modem replacement photos and counted the number of pins to figure out what connector type it was. It's been so long I'm not sure of anything about it anymore.
the mac mini has a modem right? is there any way to attach a stealth port to it? has anyone done this?
everymac site says: " A modem was not provided, but an internal modem still could be added for US$29. " i dont really understand that?
what good is a modem without a telephone line plugged into it :) lol .. mactron will pop in now and make fun of some more heh
 "The Mac mini G4/1.5 lacked the internal modem by default"

i think the 1.25 ghz models had the telephone modem port on the back panel?
but the 1.5 ghz models didnt have any telephone port at all?

just lookin at this now because im on the phone with a friend who was talkin about using a Xserve to add a stealth port to one..
just to get his mac up off the floor + in the rack to clear up space.. his idea not mine. i never thought of that..
anyway yea i did see a post by macOsPlus tthat spoke of the DB9 serial port being able to be used with the stealth port driver..
news to me.  (see this think classic thread: )

anyway has anyone rigged up a mac mini to a serial port?

is there a serial port in the mac mini that can be retrofitted to a stealth port?
Storage Technologies / Re: Trying to sort out the SSD information
« Last post by wnlewis on November 16, 2018, 07:18:18 PM »
Thank you for your advice. The Samsung EVO 840's are available in several sizes. I will have to see if a smaller one might work. Thanks for your help. wnlewis
General Hardware Discussions / Re: MDD temperature readings
« Last post by ELN on November 16, 2018, 05:52:44 PM »
Point of interest: the GetCoreProcessorTemperature function makes a system call to the NanoKernel, which in turn calls the CPU Plugin. This is one of the two code paths that crashed the mini under OS 9, because the ?7447a does not expose its internal temp sensor via THRM registers. I patched the kernel so that the mini also returns kCantReportProcessorTemperatureErr.
Community Marketplace / Re: DMAN 2044 PCI 20 bit 4 in 4 out
« Last post by macStuff on November 16, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
the original delta 44 card
works in macs + pcs
Did you try DebugDumpObjects? It should tell you the name of the class of the lost objects. Then you have an idea where to search.

You can also try to make a class dependency graph. This should be a directed graph. If  you have circular references then you should find a loop in the graph.
General Hardware Discussions / Re: MDD temperature readings
« Last post by OS923 on November 16, 2018, 07:51:59 AM »
Going down.
Storage Technologies / Re: Trying to sort out the SSD information
« Last post by IIO on November 15, 2018, 10:51:26 PM »
the incompatibility of the evo 850s firmware is probably only one of many examples. so if you want to be on the safe side, buy and build based on the "positive list" only, i.e. go for a 840, which is known to work no matter how you attach it to a mac os 9 machine.

i am not you, but if i was you i would not try to find a 1tb ssd solution. i would rather buy a small 128gb SSD and 2 TB of mechanical drive for storage for about the same money.
the more modern a ssd is, the higher is the traffic rate you cant make advantage of anway.
Where do you live? In the San Francisco area Craigslist yields listings for all manner of Apple keyboards - wired and wireless for as little as $20.
Maybe a little networking and or saving up a few bucks is your best plan. It is illogical (yuk yuk) to configure such a Rube Goldberg setup on the most-used and critical peripheral component. Do whatever it takes… Get an Apple keyboard.

Hi there, thanks for your advice and observations. I do not live in the Bay area or anywhere close to something that you could remotely consider to be a Macintosh-heavy area, sadly. I do envy the prices you are seeing there and, yeah, if I saw mechanical Apple keyboards for 20 dollars, I probably would jump on one or two with very little hesitation. Seeing as how I have a keyboard that essentially set the standard for what makes a good, comfortable, reliable, and tactile keyboard in my Model M, I think the pressure to get an official Apple-branded input device is diminished considerably.

I'll be honest. I don't really see the problem with cobbling together - as you say - a "Rube Goldberg setup" if, in the end, it works and I am having fun with it. This particular Mac Mini G4 is the one I overclocked to 1.5GHZ and installed an external SD card slot to take the place of the internal hard drive; and I have to say, it has been quite convenient for me to boot into different OS's and instances simply by swapping the card out. I am also enjoying the tactile nature of my Model M - it just feels so wonderful to use, and it makes me snicker to think of Steve Jobs rolling over in his grave at the unauthorized modifications taking place here.
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