Did some work on the Mac Plus earlier today.
Transplanted the internals from a damaged and badly yellowed case into a fairly pristine one from a "dead" Plus that I picked up for a few bucks at VCFMW last fall.
Everything went fine. I still have a bit of monitor adjustment to do though.
@gemlog Fortunately, I did not. Lately I've acquired more.
I happen to have a lot of room right now, so it's worked out.
The Apple M1299 RGB monitor that I have on my Mac II Si apparently blew a stinky power filter cap, so it looks like I'll be taking that apart soon.
Still seems to work fine, but the smell is pretty terrible, and I'm sure the cap insides that are probably all over the place inside the monitor aren't doing great things to the rest of the components in there.
@elb Speaking of /boot, older distros have a tiny 46MB /boot..that's not really big enough to support all the new stuff.
One of the first things I do is shrink the / a few hundred MB, slide it to the end of the drive, expand /boot to around 256MB, then slide / up against it and expand it to all of the available free space.
@elb Probably. Most people don't appreciate all of the Broadcom stuff that's going on behind the curtain. I do.
@elb I am ready for that eventuality. I'm doing full images every step of the way. I can back out at any step along the way.
I fully expect that things may go sideways. I'll be pleasantly surprised if they don't.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko