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yeah, the 2 TB is also per drive. thats because apple partition map ist 32 bit
What also irks me is that Apple's docs say Jaguar's partition (volume) limit is 8TB, and Panther's 16TB. However, both of those systems only understand/recognize APM, and not GPT (GUID Partition Table). That would mean their actual limits would also be 2 TB... unless if I'm missing something.

Actually APM is 32-bit in sector numbers, but I didn't find where APM says sector size (at least in Mac OS 9), that 2 TB limit is with 512 byte sector size (normal sector size in OSX), but that is not limit. Anyway max 16 partitions in one drive APM limit.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: A "OS9 2020 hardware guide" ?
« Last post by Angel on May 30, 2020, 05:56:54 PM »
There were some USB cheap generic soundcards that MacTron mentioned as the easiest way to make a Mac Mini a working MacOS 9 DAW

Something like this can run ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJl4QKpCtFI
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Little updates about PCI USB Card
« Last post by Angel on May 30, 2020, 05:52:22 PM »
If i needed to restart via keyboard, where is the startup key on a common usb keyboard ?
Sometime the machine doesn't start correctly and the menu bar on top disappear. Without the original keyboard actually i must cut off the power: is there something less bad ?
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Before I can somewhat accept Tiger, first we have to fix Tiger's (and Panther's) Classic, which is broken and horrible, compared to Jaguar's Classic (and earlier). I keep wondering if one can just paste Jaguar's Classic on Tiger, fix permissions etc., then perhaps edit a .plist file or two to prevent Tiger from complaining, and voilá. Or maybe it won't be so easy.

Even then, it ain't no Mac OS 9. :) What about creating an OS 9 app called "Neo Classic" to run OSX apps instead? ::) Not that anyone would want to invest the time to do that.

Ok..there should be different version of Classic to choose. Even Preview-program should have different version to choose.

There actually somekind start for run OSX software in Mac OS 9 and it is made before real Mac OS X:
Tenon Power MachTen : http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=3967.0
At least Terminal programs could compile to it, but somebody else can say how compatible it can come if compile opensource BSD parts of OSX.
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I'll do a multiboot setup that includes OSX, OS9, MorphOS, and Gentoo linux, with a couple of considerations (boot menu vs yaboot, etc).

Looking forward to it. :) Might as well throw in some BSD flavor to the mix, at that rate! (Not counting X.)
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Thanks! Just ordered one of those usb audio devices. :)

Regarding the mouse, all good I suppose, I can live with original Apple mouse functionality. It'll just take some getting used to. In fact, my preference is to use the mouse/keyboard in my KVM switch, which is a gaming mouse I don't intend to replace, so it's a tradeoff I'm willing to make.

With MorphOS, I can make a howto. I'll probably throw it up on a blog somewhere since it'll be image heavy and then consolidate into something I can throw in a thread here. I'll do a multiboot setup that includes OSX, OS9, MorphOS, and Gentoo linux, with a couple of considerations (boot menu vs yaboot, etc).

Thanks!
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yeah, the 2 TB is also per drive. thats because apple partition map ist 32 bit

Yeah, I feared that was the case. But you know what bothers me? This here:

http://www.sonnettech.com/support/kb/kb.php?cat=337&expand=_a3&action=b384#b384

With this, I was able to format and use a 4TB drive with APM, at least with the device this driver is made for. But this is only for OSX 10.4/10.5 (and maybe pre-release 10.6 now, I guess).

What also irks me is that Apple's docs say Jaguar's partition (volume) limit is 8TB, and Panther's 16TB. However, both of those systems only understand/recognize APM, and not GPT (GUID Partition Table). That would mean their actual limits would also be 2 TB... unless if I'm missing something.
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General Hardware Discussions / Re: Little updates about PCI USB Card
« Last post by Angel on May 30, 2020, 12:20:36 PM »
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unlike in finder windows, on the desktop you can not so easily see the path of a file

It is precisely for this reason you must be absolutely sure about the position about what u are seeing without use get info or any addon
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Before I can somewhat accept Tiger, first we have to fix Tiger's (and Panther's) Classic, which is broken and horrible, compared to Jaguar's Classic (and earlier). I keep wondering if one can just paste Jaguar's Classic on Tiger, fix permissions etc., then perhaps edit a .plist file or two to prevent Tiger from complaining, and voilá. Or maybe it won't be so easy.

Even then, it ain't no Mac OS 9. :) What about creating an OS 9 app called "Neo Classic" to run OSX apps instead? ::) Not that anyone would want to invest the time to do that.

...Right?
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1. Probably any device. I use these. It's impeccable.

2. I'm not sure, but wow, you got OS9 and MorphOS to share the same drive? People have done that with OSX, but not between OS9 and MorphOS. If you could, a step-by-step tutorial would be appreciated as to how you accomplished this!

3. Basically, your mouse is not supported by the bundled, 3rd party driver program, called USB Overdrive. Our own curated Mac mini G4 image comes with that pre-installed, but it breaks compatibility with some mice. But without the program, you don't have the desired mapping to use right-click for context menu (you can still hold CMD then click for same result, though) and no scrolling wheel to scroll around.
Mice that I have personally confirmed not to work are Vivanco and nacon. A Microsoft mouse (of all things) works perfectly, which is what I use with USB Overdrive under OS 9.
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