I am a newbie to the forum, and (almost) newbie to Macintosh systems. I recently acquired a Macintosh SE/30 and a Macintosh Quadra 650, and I'd like to try my hand at software development. In particular, my idea was to port the old Minix OS to the Macintosh SE/30 (for starters) as a native OS, rather than an application running under System.
My stumbling block is documentation on hardware, like memory maps, registers definitions etc.
I found this technical note:
which refers to Macintosh SE/30 Developer Notes (part number M0061LL/A, which I haven't been able to find anywhere.
Some development notes can be found here:
Which I *think* has the same information as:
but the former is not directly accessible, so if the contents are the same, there is no trace of specific documentation for the Mac SE/30 (and also the documentation on the Quadra 650 is scant at best.)
I have the Apple Guide to Macintosh Family hardware 2e, but it does not go too deep into details (for example,
Also, do any of the Inside Macintosh volumes deal with actual hardware of the SE/30 and Quadra 650? I know the first three volumes deal with the early Macintosh, but my understanding is that the architectures changed quite a bit.
Thanks in advance for any and all information you can provide,