Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 07:11:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com>
of a decent memory test utility that runs on classic macs (68k
I have an old Mac Portable that I'm struggling to get an OS on -- I
consistently get "bad F-line instruction" traps when booting from System 7
disks (floppies and CD-ROMs), which from what I can tell probably means bad
memory. I'd like to find out if it IS memory, and if so, whether it's the
onboard 1mb (I hope not) or on the 4mb expansion...
My internet searches have come up dry (I've found stuff for OS X, and early
PowerMacs, but nothing for the 68k line).
If you can find Snooper, I think it has a RAM test tool in it that will work
and does not require the Snooper NuBus board to be installed.
RAMometer from (OOB) NewerTech works on older Macs. I know it will
work on 68030 Macs. I'm not sure if it will work on 68000 based
Macs. It might need the PMMU. I think there's a copy in my