Running MacOS on a Pippin console

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I've spent the last couple of weeks playing around with MacOS on a Pippin. The results were mixed -- System 7.5.5 runs happily and I would be able to run an old web server such as MacHTTP 2.2 if I had the space to set it up somewhere -- but it would have been nice to get a minimal Linux installation running. A full report on the successful bits can be found at http://www.mandrake.demon.co.uk/Apple/pip1.html.

I still have many questions remaining:
What is the video controller on Pippins? The page above includes a TattleTech report describing the system.
Does anyone have any Pippin developer resources -- documentation or software -- that I could borrow? Is the old Apple Pippin site mirrored anywhere?

Phil

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Time frame for Pippin?

I've got a box of old Developer CDs I could take a look thru if you give me a hint as to the year/months in question.

Which brings up the next question: what's a good CD scan/catalog app? Freeware/inexpensive ShareWare preferred for now, but I'd spend more money on a REALLY good commercial app if there's a standout. Nobody has offered a recommendation when I've asked in the past.

jt Undecided

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Disk catalogue

{thread hijack}
Well, you did ask.Wink

I've used Disktracker (http://www.portents.com/disktracker/) on the Mac, and it's great.

{/thread hijack}

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Thanks, Trash. The officia

Thanks, Trash.

The official Pippin life span was March 1996 to March 1998. I've seen photos of SDK CDs dated late 1995 which would be historically interesting but I'm more concerned about 1996/1997 when I believe that Apple changed the Pippin authentication mechanism.

Phil

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Bookcase

It runs on Linux, but I think you could run it in MacOS. It requires KDE, or at least Qt. I know that someone got KOffice to run under OSX, so there might be a Qt toolkit out for X. It's a really good program and lets you organize books, DVD's, CD's, Stamps, Wine, etc.

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Developer CD SeriesAugust ?

Developer CD Series
August • 1996
TOOL CHEST

Pippin Technical Notes

Applejack Tech Note
Creating Pippin CDROMs
Pippin Authentication
Pippin Flash Access
Pippin Launch
Pippin Standard File
Pippin Startup Process
Pippin Video
PippinFinder
Stoppinf INIT Icons

Sound good? 572k Email me!

jt Wink

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Developer CD Series
March • 1997
TOOL CHEST

Developer Notes Update

Pippin Technical Notes

Pippin Q & A
Applejack Tech Note
Creating Pippin CDROMs
Pippin Authentication
Pippin Flash Access
Pippin Launch
Pippin Standard File
Pippin Startup Process
Pippin Video
PippinFinder
Stoppinf INIT Icons

684k But they appear to be the same revs/file sizes. I checked authentication (both rev 003) and a couple of others, but there's an additional 120k in the Q&A document.

lemme know! Evil Block Company

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Check out this page: http:

Check out this page:

http://www.mandrake.demon.co.uk/Apple/pip1.html

. . . this guy's site is just AMAZING!

jt Shock

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