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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby MrBill » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:36 pm

Ah, convenient timing for a mac post. Me and a buddy picked up 5 mac se computers from a scrap center this past week. Still trying to get one to boot up. Those two floppy drives are slower than dirt. All the hard drives were failing, except for one, which happily booted and then failed 5 minutes later.

There is something picky about the mac formatter or installer, it will not work with non apple drives, so getting a working install onto one of the many scsi disks i have is not working.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:56 pm

There's a patched HDSC Setup floating around that will format non-Apple HDs.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby MrBill » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:07 am

Yeah, that is what I am looking for. Ive run into a bunch of sites giving you patching tools and a list of addresses to change to patch it yourself, it seems like a headache. I just want the darn patched utility. On top of that, until i get the drive working, im running off only 2 800k floppys. Space is limited, everything is in some compressed sit format, which seems like a good idea, but the extraction software is another program i have to put on the disk taking up precious space. I'm running out of floppy disk space just trying to get a minimal base system with the tools and utilities needed to set up a scsi disk.

I found a bunch of maxtor hard drives at the scrapyard today, I might see if any of those are usable and try to get a working hard drive install done tonight.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby robespierre » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:02 pm

With slow floppy and hard drives, there's really no reason not to bite the bullet and do your work on a shared volume. All the things that seem inconvenient on those computers due to lack of space are pretty trivial once you have gigabytes of shared volumes. You could even use an SGI with netatalk as the server (but that does require a LocalTalk bridge, I think: unless the sgi's rs422 can be tricked into speaking LocalTalk)
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:12 pm

MrBill wrote:Yeah, that is what I am looking for. Ive run into a bunch of sites giving you patching tools and a list of addresses to change to patch it yourself, it seems like a headache. I just want the darn patched utility. On top of that, until i get the drive working, im running off only 2 800k floppys. Space is limited, everything is in some compressed sit format, which seems like a good idea, but the extraction software is another program i have to put on the disk taking up precious space. I'm running out of floppy disk space just trying to get a minimal base system with the tools and utilities needed to set up a scsi disk.

I found a bunch of maxtor hard drives at the scrapyard today, I might see if any of those are usable and try to get a working hard drive install done tonight.


I put it here in MacBinary Self-Extracting.

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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby svizi » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:37 am

From the classics a Power Macintosh MDD Dual 867Mhz with 2GB RAM.
Also an iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby guardian452 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:11 pm

At home:
Ipad g1 (TR1 machine because of ios5 old version) I have a BLE dongle for it)
Iphone 4s- hooked up in stereo cabinet for spotify playback.
AEBS

In the closet:
Apple 1 (retro) I want to have this framed at some point
Apple iie
Ipod touch g2 that needs glass and battery (freebie remote and light switch that I have yet to get around to fixing)
Iphone 5s that needs a battery and screen :oops: because the screen and glass are now one piece it will probably not be fixed...

At work:
Mac pro
Macbook pro (with TBD)
Iphone 6s (which is also my main machine at home right now which I am typing this post on ;) )
Airport express

I'm definitely waiting for the 2nd gen watch at this point. I thought I wanted one until I realized how limited they are especially for activity tracking. And how unreliable/slow the apps are. Definitely a 1st gen product :/
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:39 pm

Picked up a Pismo in very good condition from a fellow over on 68kMLA. Still need to get it tricked out and set up for dual-boot, but it's really in great shape :)
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby robespierre » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:30 am

Dual-boot OS9 and 10.4, you mean? I don't think there's any partition magic required, the switch is handled in OF.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby skywriter » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:43 pm

One thing I really like to do with a Apple MacBook Air with ad-on 3rd party is the same I was able to do with Sun gear - although I can use three full color monitors instead an individual color, grey scale and monochrome. Pictured here was a 13 inch MaxcBook Air.



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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:07 pm

robespierre wrote:Dual-boot OS9 and 10.4, you mean? I don't think there's any partition magic required, the switch is handled in OF.

No magic, just grunt work (i.e. doing a fresh install + update of each.)
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:39 am

ivelegacy wrote:
skywriter wrote:One thing I really like to do with a Apple MacBook Air with ad-on 3rd party is the same I was able to do with Sun gear - although I can use three full color monitors instead an individual color


to what are those LCDs attached ?

Probably airplay? Looks like a neat setup, if you're into that sort of thing. I prefer my thunderbolt display, even if it's not retina :( (Soon! Soon! Please, Apple? Please make a retina tbd???)

ivelegacy wrote:with my MacBookAir I can't easily have X11
the best I can have is XQuartz (it's 3rd parts)
which partially supports X11

e.g. I can export "Mathematica" from IRIX, even if it misses Xfonts (already fixed)

I know mathematica 10 on OSX is a gazillion times better than 5.2, even if 8-ish was the best. You don't need any X at all :)

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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:04 pm

It was a USB attached display system. There was no video degradation playing movies, or running programs like Blender3D. Although the pictured system was a 13 inch 4GB MacBook, the 11 inch 2GB MacBook only supported a single attached display. No visibility into the particular limitation.

At the time though, the ability to partition OSX, Windows, and Linux onto three different monitors was a plus. The fact I had to deal with all three at the same time was a drag.
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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby stakor » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:06 am

Currently in use

Mac mini 2012 (Core i7 Quad - currently last great Mac mini)
Mac mini 2011 (with discrete GPU)
Mac mini Server 2009
Macbook Pro 2012 (non-retina)
Macbook white non unibody 2009

In storage - waiting for repair
Mac mini 2007
PowerMac G5 2.0 dual-core
eMac G4 2004

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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Unread postby uunix » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:53 am

ivelegacy wrote:but Irix is gazillion times better than MacOSX :D :D :D
I quoted Mathematica on Irix, exported to MacOSX by XQuartz, just to say how good is the X11 support on MacOSX
and, in my opinion, I say "decent", but far from the definition of "brilliant"

Really? I know we all love IRIX, but is there some rose tinted glasses involved in that statement?
Surely UNIX has come on somewhat in the last 10 years?

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