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My Hacked Rom, IIsi, Boots 7.0.1 (From ROM) /W Apps too.

This Custom Rom is very cool,
Booting from rom is unlike anything else, including
Rotating or Flash Media,
Its Fast, Real fast!
(All of what you see in the Picture is in ROM)
- No HD Installed
- No Floppy Inserted
- Not connected to a network
- 100% from 8mb Custom ROM SIMM
ROM SIMM Works with: (IIx, IIsi, IIci, and SE/30)
http://68kmla.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19440
(for more details)

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Comment by Powerusin MacMac on October 17, 2012 at 2:23pm

no, not right now,

http://68kmla.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19440

( there is much more information on this in the forum above )

Comment by Jorma Honkanen on October 17, 2012 at 2:28pm

Oh yes, i had notised this now. Anyway, really nice hack for sure!

Comment by Powerusin MacMac on October 17, 2012 at 2:33pm

IF you go to the Forum link:  

There is a guy on that board (Dougg3) he designed the simm, Has a company in china fab the simms, then gets them in and solders the chips to the simm,  he also sells simm programmers, then you can load up what ever you want on your simm.

Comment by Jorma Honkanen on October 17, 2012 at 2:49pm

I did now read the link. Thank you.

Comment by davekill on October 18, 2012 at 12:11am

Pretty cool, must be lightning fast!

Comment by Powerusin MacMac on October 18, 2012 at 12:17pm

Ok, I'v been thinking, Why would you want to buy one of these ROM SIMMS, and install it in your:
(IIx, IIsi, IIci, and SE/30)

- 32bit Clean! This simm will take your dirty 32bit machine and make it clean!
- Noise, With out the scsi hard drive in there, there is no noise at all.
- New Life, Even if you throw this in your SE/30 with a bad SCSI chip, Your machine is now up and booted, Apps running.
- Energy, if your aging PSU is already slightly weak, poping this rom in, and removing HD will relive your poor psu
- Speed, This thing is GD fast, were talking 4 second boot up times. Apps open as fast as you let off the mouse button, Instantly.
- Cost, Compared to CF2SCSI these simms are cheap! PM Dougg3 he will let you know the cost of a blank ROM 8mb simm
- 100% Fully customizable! you can put what ever you want on this thing, you got 8 mb's of space Talk to Dougg3 he sells a programmer for this 8mb simm, witch is also very reasonable in price.
- Reliability, your new rom is never going to develop bad sectors like Flash or Rotating media.
- Heat, the simm never even gets warm to the touch.
- Clutter, in the case of my IIsi, with out the HD, SCSI Cable, Power Cable, The inside of the case is now very tidy!
- Development, once you get this Rom Simm and programmer, you are open to options that were never available, including
changing boot up sound, and changing boot ICON, Etc
- Support, buying this will help continue the project, allows Dougg3 to continue making these simms

The only con I can think of is space, 8meg, however with 7.0.1 loaded on it, and Vintage apps, it seems like 8mb is plenty of room, you can always change what is on it, Taylor it to your liking!

Comment by Finkmac on October 21, 2012 at 10:55am

Beautiful.

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