Subject: Sys. 7.5 users note: new Mode32
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bradley Carlson <carlson@Free-Net.Mpls-StPaul.MN.US>
Date: 11/23/1994 12:10:01
I noticed that there are other people booting from System 7.5. In case the
word hasn't gotten out, Connectix recommends using a new version of Mode32 w=
system 7.5. I've included the relevant portions of the included README
ps-some possible locations archie turned-up for the new Mode32:
If you're browsing for other locations, the older Mode32 files tended to be
about 30kb-50kb large. The new files appear to be in the 150kb range.
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WARNING! IF YOU HAVE INSTALLED MODE32 1.2 WITH SYSTEM 7.5:
Use of MODE32 version 1.2 with System 7.5 may cause serious file
corruption. If you have already installed version 1.2 (the control panel
version) into a System 7.5 system - or even if you have already removed it
- reinstall fresh System Software. Version 1.2 of MODE32 can cause file
resource corruption in System 7.5. The only way to correct the problem is
to reinstall a fresh version System Software 7.5. Once you have
reinstalled System Software, you can use version 7.5 of MODE32 to gain
32-Bit Addressing capability.
MODE32 version 7.5 introduces a new interface and offers some
compatibility improvements over version 1.2. MODE32 7.5 has an installer
that will automatically remove an old version of MODE32 control panel and
replace it with MODE32 7.5 system extension. When installed, the MODE32
7.5 system extension is always enabled; you can access 32-bit addressing
in the Memory control panel without having to adjust MODE32.
Other new features:
- Compatibility with the Thread Manager extension (built into System 7.5).
- System 7.0.1 Virtual Memory will no longer crashes with certain
combinations of NuBus cards.
- Mac II without a 68851 PMMU running System 7.1 or newer won't hang on
- Certain hard disks that would previously cause continuous restarts can
now be used as the startup disk.
- Improved performance when using virtual memory.
- Compatibility with DiskLock 2.0.
- Improved compatibility with some 68040 accelerators.
- Improved power-on testing of memory beyond 8M.
1. Double-click on the MODE32 Installer.
2. Select the drive in which to install MODE32. By default, the boot
drive will be selected.
3. Click the Install button.
4. Select "Register Now=8A" and complete the registration information and
5. If you have a modem, click "Send". If you do not have a modem but have
a printer, click "Print". If you do not have a printer or modem click
"Don't Register" and use the toll-free phone number to register your copy
of MODE32 7.5.
6. When you see a message saying that installation was successful, click
"Restart" to load MODE32 or click "Quit" to return to Finder. You must
restart your Mac in order to load MODE32.
7. After restart, open the Memory control panel (in the Control Panels
folder in the System Folder). A 32-Bit Addressing option is now
available. Click the On button and close the control panel.
8. Restart your Macintosh.
* NOTE: Not all applications, system extensions and hard disk drivers are
compatible with 32-bit addressing. Follow the instructions listed in
MODE32 Quick Tips or check with the manufacturer if you have problems
using a particular product with 32-bit addressing.
- If you wish to temporarily disable MODE32 hold down the ESC key (the
upper left key on your keyboard) during boot. Your system then
automatically launches in 24-bit mode. The 32-Bit Addressing portion of
the memory control panel will still be "On," so your system will
automatically return to 32-bit mode after the next reboot.
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