OS 7.5.5, se30 and RAM Disk for System
Posted on 1997-11-03
I am trying, rather unsucessfully, to use an se30 pushing 20 megs of ram (using Mode32 7.5) with a RAM disk for the operating system.
Under 7.5 (.0 lets call it) there is an app called Maxxima (which I own) from Connectix which allows an se30 or other machine with dirty roms, and thus no ram disk ability, to create and mount a ram disk, to copy the system folder into that ram disk, then to reboot FROM THAT RAM DISK! Unfortunately Maxximawas abandonded at rev 3.0 which is only compatible up to 7.5 (.0).
I want to use 7.5.5 as it allows for open transport and is, in my experience, far more stable than the 7.5 or 7.5.3x revs of the MacOS.
The purpose this machine is put to, solely, is to act as a server (file and print) for my home's ethernet system. I am trying to use the ram disk idea to squeeze every clock tick I can from the thing rather than have to go with a dedicated powermac when the load isn't high enough to warrant it.
Any help will be appreciated.