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Table of Contents for this issue:
PowerBook 100 and Mode 32
Hard Drive for Mac Plus
Re: Modem Cable for Mac Plus
Re: Virtual Monitor Software for Color Classic
Kiplingers Tax Cut for Mac for FREE
MacPaint on the SE
Mac Plus and the SuperDrive
PB100 on the Net
Eudora on PB100
Re: Mounting PC disk on Macs with 7.1
Reading DOS Disks in a Mac
PPP for 68000 Macs
Re: System 7.0.1 en espanol
Re: PB100 RAM
Re: Getting MacWizards
DOS Disks on Macs
E-mail-Only Accounts
Mac Plus and Net Access
Re: Where to find Mac Plus Hard Drive?
Re: Using a SuperDrive with System 7.1?
Mac Plus Voltages
Monitors and the Performa 460: Please respond!
System 7.6 on LC II
LC II Video Problem
SE Easter Egg
Web Browser for System 6.0.8

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Subject: PowerBook 100 and Mode 32
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 22:35:38 -0400
To: <classic-post
From: Nick Canterucci

here's a update concerning getting the PB 100 on line....

I downloaded mode 32 and attempted to load it into the Powerbook..

installing it...When I attempted to engage it, I got a system BOMB
with a type 10 error! what do you think classic mac'ers??

what's my next move ?

thanks fer yer input


Subject: Hard Drive for Mac Plus
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 02:20:19 -0600
From: Geoff Kaiser
To: classic-post

I got a Mac Plus for free from a friend a few months ago; it runs great.
I'd like to put more RAM in it eventually and run some practical software
on it. But to do that I need to get a hard disk.

My question is: what's the largest capacity hard disk I can run on a
Plus? I'd really like to use one around 100MB to 250MB. Micro Center has
a bunch of Apple 500MB drives at a decent price; could I use one that big
on a Plus?

I know there is something about an interleave ratio (3:1 or something
like that), but what I need to know is, what's the largest HD I could get
and get that ratio to the appropriate number?

Geoff Kaiser

Subject: Re: Modem Cable for Mac Plus
From: NeonGooch
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 03:52:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

From: Saul Frampton
Subject: Modem Cable for Mac Plus

Dear Classic Maccers

I'm sorry if this one is a bit to easy for many of you, but I've looked and
can't seem to find a definitive answer.

What cable to I need to connect a normal Sportster modem to a Mac Plus. Is
it just a standard mac modem cable? I'd heard that the plus has a different
(DB9?) serial port and this needs a special cable.

Replies off list welcome.

Many thanks,


I've heard stories about some Pluses having the DB 9 connector for the modem
port, but have never seen one with it. If yours does the modem port will look
like the mouse port. If, however, the modem port is round them a regular
modem cable for your modem to mac should work fine. I use a Supra 14.4LC
modem on my Plus (made in April 1986) with a cable I got at a local computer


Subject: Re: Virtual Monitor Software for Color Classic
From: NeonGooch
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 03:52:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

Glancing through the archive I came across suggestion to use Stepping Out II
and Strecher software to overcome the limitation of the 10" Color Classic
system. Can someone please point me to a site whereby I can download these

Thank you

I am not quite sure what the limitation you are trying to overcome is but if
you are just looking to see what is hidden then the control
panel"DragAnyWindow" (yes one word) is excellent to use. It works with system
6 and 7, including system 7.5.3 and used very little memory. It does more too
by allowing you to move the modal windows that demand a response before you
can do anything else (how often do you want to see whats behind before
responding) and to center a window with a key combo you set. Its main
function though is to let you move windows by a key combo and then mouse drag
from anywhere inside the window, this will let you see the bottom you can't
get to with a small monitor. It is on AOL and should still be at


Subject: Action Item: Kiplingers Tax Cut for Mac for FREE
From: Alan123
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 05:05:32 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

Support the Mac Platform now by voting with your dollars!

The local STAPLES office products store here in Valley Stream, NY, are
selling H & R Block Financial's 1996 Kiplingers Tax Cut for Mac for $10, and
then are offering a $10 essence, the software is FREE!

Since they are practically giving it away, I suggest all you Mac enthusiasts
vote with your money. When they count up their sales, we want them the
developer to see that the Mac sales were strong. And for free, how can you
go wrong! Look for it at your local STAPLES Office Superstore. They will go

Alan Gordon
Mac Evangalista; no affiliation to Staples, Kiplingers, H & R Block
financial, or anyone but myself!

Subject: MacPaint on the SE
From: mgabegg
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 08:01:08 -0500
To: classic-post

Someone was recently looking for information on MacPaint that came with the SE.
If they will contact me at mgabegg, I will be happy to
share what I have.


Subject: Mac Plus and the SuperDrive
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 11:18:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: Steven Stewart
To: Classic Macs

can a Plus use a superdrive? If so what would I need to make this upgrade.
btw I'm running with 4Mb ram, 170Mb HD and system 7.1

Steven Stewart

Subject: PB100 on the Net
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 11:35:18 +0100
To: classic-post
From: Mike Rehbein

I used to have a PB100 and was thinking about putting it on the net so
had saved a help file which I probably trashed. The best I can remember
from that file was something to do with having to use an older version of

I'll post it when/if I find the file, sri, best I can do at this time.


Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 19:41:07 -0400
To: classic-post
From: Nick Canterucci
Subject: Problems with Eudora 1.1.5 and PB 100

ok boys and's a brain teaser yer ya...I'm been fighting
with setting up a POWERBOOK 100 (68000 at 16 mhz) to grab email and
maybe surf the net via netscape 1.12...but the main FOCUS is to simply
get email from EUDORA 1.1.5 ....

Subject: Eudora on PB100
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 12:48:19 +1000
To: classic-post
From: Michael

I run Eudora without problem on my pb100, so I don't know what the error
you are getting is (mine is sys 7.1 w 4Mb ram). So you don't go crazy
trying, NO version of Netscape will run on the powerbook 100, they all
require colour quick draw.

Michael Skeggs

I'm been fighting with setting up a POWERBOOK 100 (68000 at 16 mhz) to grab email and maybe surf the net via netscape 1.12...but the main FOCUS is to simply get email from EUDORA 1.1.5 ....

Subject: Re: Mounting PC disk on Macs with 7.1
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 14:47:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Manuel Mejia
To: Classic Posts

A company called DataViz (55 Corporate Drive, Trumbull, CT
06611/203-268-0030) sells a set of 3 disks that loads software that makes
the Mac able to convert documents into IBM format. Be sure to tell Dataviz
that you are using System 7.1 and an SE/30.

I also use a piece of shareware called DOS Washer to convert
simpletext/teachtext into MS/Dos format. It takes up about 55 k of memory
space and I use it all the time to convert html pages from Mac to DOS so
that an IBM machine user can read the files and mount them onto a web

A third piece of software that I use is DOS Mounter 95. I paid $90 bucks
for it but it does allow me to access the Windows 95 documents on my Mac.
I got the DOS Mounter from Comp USA.

FYI-I use a Macintosh LC with the 68020 processor. If it works on my
machine, it should work on an SE/30.

Manuel Mejia, Jr.
Tampa, FLA.

Subject: Reading DOS Disks in a Mac
To: Classic Posts
From: David Buchner
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 10:24:40 +0100

Subject: Classic Macs Digest 970407

As some of you may recall, I'm in the process of kitting out an SE/30
8/160 for my girlfriend's birthday. A large part of my plan was going to
be based on downloading stuff on the IBM and then disking it over to the
Mac... however, this plan was killed and maimed when I learned that
System 7.1, which came loaded on the SE/30, will apparently not use the
Superdrive to read PC disks.


Um, is that necessarily a SuperDrive in there? I'm real fuzzy about the
order of those things. Well, I guess you know whether you're using 1.44 meg
disks or not. But anyway, my LCII originally came with 7.0 and read IBM
disks just fine. So that's not your problem. However, you have to have the
"PC Exchange" control panel installed and active for it to recognize the
disks. Before PC E. was available, you hadda start up "Apple File Exchange"
and then insert the disk, and copy the files over to your Mac disk.

David Buchner

Subject: PPP for 68000 Macs
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 23:28:30 +0200
To: Classic Macs
From: Matti Haveri

In 68000-mac-faq <> I say that
only MacPPP 2.0.1 and InterSLIP 1.0.1 currently work on 68000 macs. (Also
enhanced versions of MacPPP 2.0.1 like MacPPP 2.0.1cm4 and v2.1.2SD work OK
- v2.0.1cm4 enables background dialing, for instance).

SimplePPP, InterPPP, MacSLIP or FCRppp might work but I haven't been able
to try them because either they need newer System than my 7.0.1* or they
are commercial like InterPPP and MacSLIP. MacPPP 2.5 requires at least a
68030 mac but I've heard rumors that it might also work. Sonic PPP opens
the connection OK but soon crashes a PB100.

If you have experience of other PPP variants with newer Systems please send
me a note how you succeeded so I can update the faq. Notes and URLs (if
these fail send me a note and a I'll mail them to you):

MacPPP 2.0.1:

MacPPP 2.5 requires at least 68030 mac and System 7.5 (or 7.1??):

SimplePPP requires at least System 7.1:

Sonic PPP (on 68000 macs opens the connection OK but soon crashes the mac):


Commercial MacSLIP supports SLIP and PPP:


Matti Haveri>

Subject: Re: System 7.0.1 en espanol
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 00:48:43 +0200
To: Classic Macs
From: Matti Haveri

Oscar Chavez

Where can I get System 7.0.1 (in Spanish, if possible). I got that with the
first Classic II I bought, and now one of the disks has something wrong,
and I can't install the System from that set of disks.

Every self-respecting Apple dealer should let you copy 7.0.1* for free. In
Mexico they should have localized 7.0.1*...

Some localized 7.0.1* systems:

Matti Haveri>

Subject: Re: PB100 RAM
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 18:28:46 -0400
From: Dave Bogart
To: "Classic Posts"

On 4/12/97 1:46 AM, Classic Posts wrote:

tech support here in memphis sezs 'ram problem' that's not acceptable..because
my neighbour few doors down,using the same net server is surfing with a basic
SE-30, with 8mb of ram,mac os 7.5 .....

if my memory serves me right...type 2 error is bad address or something..

could it be that the PB is 24 bit..and not 32 even though I cannot
load ram doubler on the PB 100, could I add MODE 32 to it??

According to Apple's Memory Guide the PB 180 can access up to 8MB RAM if
it's physically installed (2MB is soldered, and you have to add a 6MB
static RAM card). Virtual Memory is said not to be available, so I
presume RAM Doubler will not work. RD won't work on less than a 68030
processor - yours is a 68000. There's no need to add Mode32; it only
helps you access more than 8MB of RAM and yours can't - 8MB is the
physical limit and RAM doubler won't run on your processor. (An SE/30
will run with RAM Doubler because it has a 68030 chip).

You could try Eudora 1.5.4. It may behave better than 1.1.x?, but doesn't
impose a huge strain.

All the best,
Dave Bogart

Subject: Re: Getting MacWizards
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 18:28:50 -0400
From: Dave Bogart
To: "Classic Posts"

On 4/12/97 1:46 AM, richard.weltman wrote:

Howdy -

I've seen several references to Mac Wizards but though I've searched the
Mac-Classic archives, I have found no information on how to subscribe.

If someone could post this, I would be grateful.

Hope this helps re MacWizards:

Hello Everyone,

I've seen alot of new subscribes and unsubscribes, so maybe now is a
good time to go over the rules of this list.

First Off, The First and Foremost Rule is Post Questions to this list, mail
REPLIES to the QUESTIONER, and then the QUESTIONER posts Summaries to the

The address for this list is To subscribe or
unscribe, mail

I think you put "subscribe" in the subject and leave the body of the
message blank.

Don't include a signature, either.

Try to avoid asking basic or generic questions like How do I install blah
piece of software, or My Mac doesn't work. This is a place for the Screwy

I'm going to steal a paragraph from mac-mgrs rules, and say the following.
YOU ARE *NOT* THE LIST MOM. Leave the list mom tasks to me, that's my job.
Resist the temptation to play topic cop. Don't flame people who violate
list protocol; when you do that you are just as guilty as the original
violator. Your flames will only succeed in driving people away. Remember we
all need each other or this list would not exist.

I don't spend alot of time on this list, and overall it's a well-behaved
list, but my typical action when miffed is to simply unsubscribe you from
the list, and flame you myself if you really piss me off.

NEVER EVER EVER mail root@cc or postmaster@cc.

Thanks for a great list!

Dave Bogart

Subject: DOS Disks on Macs
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 18:28:54 -0400
From: Dave Bogart
To: "Classic Posts"

On 4/12/97 1:46 AM, Classic Posts wrote:

By the time I got to the store(S!) to look for 7.5, all the copies had
been sent back in favor of 7.6, and the best price I found was $100 if I
special ordered 7.5 *groan*. (Happy Side Note: I ended up finding the
Mac Internet Starter Kit in a discount bin for $17, so that worked out
okay.) However I'd still like to be able to use the Superdrive... is
there any kind of third party/add-on thing I can get for 7.1 that will
let me mount PC disks?

PC exchange only comes with Sys 7.5.

However, Apple File Exchange, a program, not a control panel, came with
Sys 7.1 and will do the job for you. You just need to remember to start
it up before you stick the PC disk in.

AccessPC from Insignia (makers of SoftPC/Soft Windows) is commercial
DOSMounter used to come with MacLink Plus file translators; its now sold
by Software Architects and is commercial.

Both appear to cost about $100 so Sys 7.5 would be worth getting unless
you can get AFE to do what you want.

All the best,
Dave Bogart

Subject: E-Mail-Only Accounts
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 97 18:28:58 -0400
From: Dave Bogart
To: "Classic Posts"

On 4/12/97 1:46 AM, richard.weltman wrote:

Do any of the national ISPs provide email only accounts
and more importantly can i use them without having to use
their software (broken floppy drive, remember!)

I doubt accounts are sold email only. What would probably meet your needs
would be to try a "starter" account, with only a few hours per month - 10
hours would probably be enough to download and the read/answer offline,
then re-connect to send.

If you already have MacTCP and ConfigPPP and an Email reader, like Eudora
or Emailer, you should be all set. If not, download them before your
university account is cut off.

Emailer is at (Version 1 may still be a freebie).
Eudora is at Version 1.5.4 will do nicely.

I think you'll want to upgrade your memory to 4MB; it's VERY cheap to do

Dave Bogart

Subject: Mac Plus and Net Access
From: arena
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 01:03:07 -0500 (CDT)
To: classic-post

I've been successful in setting up an SE, a Plus and a Classic on the web
with ConfigPPP and MacTCP. I'm trying to get a friend's Plus on the web
with the same setup to no avail.

Her settings are identical to my Centris, SE and my other friend's Plus.
(Except for the username, etc...)

She cannot get her connection to connect. It dials, but hangs on the
password or username. We've called the ISP and verified the settings, still
can't get it to make the fnal connection.

Does anybody know if some Macs can't use ConfiPPP and MacTCP?


Subject: Re: Where to find Mac Plus Hard Drive?
To: Classic Posts
From: David Buchner
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 10:24:34 +0100

Stopped in to a second hand store today and found a Mac Plus in emmaculate
condition. It has been upgraded with 4 megs of memory, a cooling fan, and a
reset button on the side.....All it needs is a Mac
Plus compatible external hard drive....

Wow! What part of the world are you living in? I want to move there and
look through *your* junk stores! That's my suggestion for HD's. I found a
40-meg one for something like $30 at a place called PPL SHOP in
Minneapolis. Sometimes that stuff will turn up in the chaos of a really big
Salvation Army. Say, you mentioned $8 for the ImageWriter, but not how much
for the Plus.

David Buchner

Subject: Re: Using a SuperDrive with System 7.1?
To: Classic Post
From: Sascha Welter
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 19:30:34 +0100

However I'd still like to be able to use the Superdrive... is
there any kind of third party/add-on thing I can get for 7.1 that will
let me mount PC disks?

What you need would be PC Exchange.
It's a control panel and you can take it out of any newer system mac.


Find out more about this guy "Sascha Welter"?
it's on

Dog, Business, QTVR and more ... in english ... und auf Deutsch

Subject: Mac Plus Voltages
From: NeonGooch
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 16:31:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

I recently added a Brainstorm to my Plus. When I first installed it I could
not even get the Plus to start. I found that the power supply was giving only
-11.35, +4.57, +11.05, measured at pins 5, 6, 7 on the floppy drive,
respectively. The Plus was fine with that without the Brainstorm. I adjusted
the power supply inside and got it to -12.13, +4.98, +11.89, and then swapped
the Brainstorm back in. This changed the voltages to -12.32, +4.92, and
+12.07. That seems to indicate that the Brainstorm draws more power. This has
left me wondering, what is the tollerance for the power supply voltages? Its
not my idea to cook the inside of the Plus.


Subject: Monitors and the Performa 460: Please respond!
From: DavidKST
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 20:39:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

I recently bought a demo 17" CTX monitor to use with my Performa 460
(68030/33MHz). I acquired the video cable adaptor for the Mac from CTX.
When I plug it in nothing happens, the screen is black. I have tried using
various settings on the monitor panel before I remove the original 13"
Apple monitor and attach the 17" CTX.

I plugged the 17" CTX into the Xceed card on my SE/30 and it works
perfectly. The 13" Apple monitor was supposed to go on the SE/30, does
anyone have a suggestion on how to get the 17" CTX started up on the

David Tyler

I posted the above a couple of weeks ago and have not had any response, does
anyone have a suggestion?

I have the LC Monitors Extension in the Extensions folder, should this be
there for the larger monitor, or another extension? I am using System 7.5.3.
There must be someone out there who has done this.
I would really like to use this monitor on my Performa!

David Tyler

Subject: System 7.6 on LC II
From: Philpieri
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 03:37:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post

I work in a school where one of the labs is still equipped of 13 Mac LC2s. We
have a few more of them in the classrooms. They are running System 7.5.5
perfectly well, and I recently ordered OS 7.6 for our stable of PowerMacs.

Do you recommend trying 7.6 on the LC2s? Is it going to bring anything new?
My LC2s have been upgraded to the max (10 Megs of RAM).

Thanks for your advice.


Subject: LC II Video Problem
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 97 06:02:34 -0000
From: "Duane O'Donnell"
To: classic-post

I was just given an LC II, but there is a problem with the video. The
unit boots up, and then only shows thin, black, vertical lines across the
screen. Also, after booting up, it makes random sound effects through
the speaker (bleeps, blips, crash, etc...). I checked all of the solder
joints on the board, and resoldered those that looked cold. Does the
video chip need to be replaced?

Duane O'Donnell

Subject: SE Easter Egg
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 19:56:33 +0400
To: Classic Macs
From: Dmitri Shishkin

From: "Jones, Paul B"
The SE had the Easter Egg in the ROMs, not signatures. The ROMS contain
pictures of the development team, I'll find out the magic codes to type
in and post it to the list. The Mac Portable has signatures on the base,
and the StyleWriter II has names inside the front cover.


Hit the interrupt switch (the button with the broken circle on it, on
the left side of your machine closer to the back) to go into the
built-in debugger, and enter "G 41D89A".

Four bitmap pictures of the Macintosh development team appear as a
slideshow. Reboot (hit the button closer to the front, with the
triangle on it) to get out of the endless cycle.

Dmitri V. Shishkin

Subject: Web Browser for System 6.0.8
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 11:49:40 -0600 (MDT)
To: classic-post
From: Stephen Bunker

There are a couple of Mac Plusses running system 6.0.8 (we're not
interested in upgrading the RAM so we can run system 7. I). I have been
able to set them up so they could receive email but haven't had much luck
with a web browser. I've tried Netscape 1.0 and Mac Web 1.1.1. Does any one
have any other suggestions?

Stephen Bunker

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