Apple IIGS & GS/OS 6.0.1

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Apple IIGS & GS/OS 6.0.1

Hiya Fritters,

 

I've got an AppleIIGS ROM 01 with 512K of total RAM via an original Apple RAM board (with 256K on it).

 

When I put the disk for the GS/OS 6.0.1 it attempts to load and then makes a "beep" sound about midway through the progress bar and then stops reading the drive and stays stuck at the fully-loaded bar. No icons appear at the lower left corner.

 

Is that "beep" sound telling me that I don't have enough RAM to run GS/OS?

 

Thanks everyone for your insights!

 

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512k isn't near enough.

512k isn't near enough. Usually a full 1mb card is just enough for a bare bones GSOS. 4mb cards are really cheap nowadays.

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Wayne wrote:512k isn't near
Wayne wrote:

512k isn't near enough. Usually a full 1mb card is just enough for a bare bones GSOS. 4mb cards are really cheap nowadays.

Modern designed 4M and 8M cards should really ease the burden on the power supply too, because they normally only have 7-8 chips on them instead of a full size card full.  Plus the newer chips draw very little juice comparitively.

 

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Thank you everyone for your

Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies! Just a couple additional thoughts:

 

- The "beep" sound does mean that there is insufficient RAM to load GS/OS? Just want to make sure that doesn't mean something else...

 

- Is this the RAM card I should get? (https://www.reactivemicro.com/product/4gs-ram-card-from-briel-computers-assembled-or-kit/#prettyPhoto[product-gallery]/3/) or should I find something that has 8MB? It seems to me that 4MB is enough for pretty much everything?

 

Thanks again!!

 

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clamm wrote:- Is this the RAM
clamm wrote:

- Is this the RAM card I should get? (https://www.reactivemicro.com/product/4gs-ram-card-from-briel-computers-assembled-or-kit/#prettyPhoto[product-gallery]/3/) or should I find something that has 8MB? It seems to me that 4MB is enough for pretty much everything?

 

That card from ReActive Micro is perfectly adequate as is the GGLabs 4/8 MB card, which consumes even less power.

https://www.tindie.com/products/gglabs/ramgs8-8mb-expansion-for-apple-iigs/

 

 

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