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Storage Technologies / Storage solution for a 9600
« Last post by Syntho on September 21, 2020, 11:14:03 PM »
There's an overwhelming amount of information here and I have so little time to read, so excuse the overlap in this thread.

In my main 9600 I have a Sonnet Tempo TSATA card which has two internal SATA ports on it. It can boot your OS and works all the way down to System 7. The thing is absolutely flawless. But I just took a look, and turns out there aren't any of these things for sale. They're nowhere to be found. I'll be using this card until it stops working, so I need to come up with a gameplan for what I'll do in the future when it stops working.

It's either I stick with SATA or I go for some IDE drives. What do you think would be better, and are there any replacements for the Sonnet Tempo TSATA card that works in 9600s? Note that unlike the Sonnet Tempo card I have now, I actually DON'T need it to be bootable. I run SCSI drives for that. This is for storage and recording only.
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you are supposed to boot from the CD in order to install from the CD, if you started the computer from the HD then that is why you were not allowed to overwrite it.

however, you do not need to reformat the disk to install a new classic OS.
you could just have installed OS9 onto the old disk, rename the 8.6 folder (but not yet delete it) and then you shuld be able to select the new system folder from  the startup disk control panel.

another question bf we continue: is that a blue imac or a blue tower?
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DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) & MIDI Applications / Re: Digidesign Sound Designer II
« Last post by ght4361 on September 21, 2020, 01:40:54 PM »
I have found various reports (including this thread) that SDII runs up to OS 9, albeit not officially. I think that a version of System 7 would be the ideal choice for Audiomedia II.
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Thank you for your reply.

It is blue and white in colour and I believe that it is the 400mhz version.

It was my intention to upgrade to 9.2.2 because as I understand it I would be able to install a larger hard drive.
I intend to use it as a music production computer sending mostly midi commands to an external sampler.

Thanks,

Matt.
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Browsers, FTP, & Remote Control / Re: Classilla does not save any changes
« Last post by Mat on September 21, 2020, 01:13:07 PM »
Interresting finding!

Would be cool, if you reprot this to Cameron, so he can see there are still Classilla users out there and caring about the real usability.
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You have created a mix of Mac OS 8.6 an 9.2.2 at your Hard Disc as it seems ;)

So, what you need to do now, is to boot from CD, and repartition/reforat your HD while your OS comes from anything else that that HD, that you like to reprtition (with broken OS). So start with holding down the "C" key to see if you can boot from CD, or hold down "ALT" to see all your boot options.

BTW, upgrading is not always the best option with Mac OS. For example 8.6 is a lot faster at several machines. So you should check if you really need it in my opinion. What G3 is it exactly?
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Browsers, FTP, & Remote Control / Re: Classilla does not save any changes
« Last post by PowerFinnrich on September 21, 2020, 10:43:24 AM »
Hello and thank you for your help!

Today I could solve that issue. And no, I do only have this Classic machine.
The clue was, when I first installed classilla, I was asked by Classilla, if I want to convert the old netscape profile into classilla, and clicked yes.
So it turned out that "prefs.js" was a netscape communicator document and I think that classilla couldn't write in this document for that reason.
I created a new profile and everything works now, even the checkboxes which where really annoying while browsing! Thank you very much!

Now my Classic PPC turns out to be a more and more useful machine, even today!
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DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) & MIDI Applications / Re: Digidesign Sound Designer II
« Last post by rvense on September 21, 2020, 08:11:37 AM »
The big difference there is that the PowerMac is, well, a PowerMac. So make sure the software is available as a fat binary, if it's only for 68k a fast Quadra might be faster.
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To be honest, somebody with my level of knowledge in this field really has no business in attempting what I just attempted.

I have a Powermac G3, it is running OS8.6, I downloaded the Macos9lives 9.2.2 and burned the image to a cd.
I tried to install it and I told it to overwrite Macintosh HD.

I did read the instruction included that told me to partition the HD, but it would not allow me to it.

My logic was that I want a fresh install, overwrite the current HD and start a fresh right....well...no it seems.

It started working, and then failed, saying that Macintosh HD may be unusable.

I tried to boot up the Mac again and it says OS 8.6 and then I get this message..

Sorry, a system error occurred.
address error
To temporarily turn off extensions, restart and hold down the shift key.

I followed that instruction several times, but I keep getting the same thing over and over.

What have I done?

Thanks in advance,

Matt.
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