[NTLK] query plus Re: Einstein: HWR to text to Mac?

Matthias Melcher mm at matthiasm.com
Fri Mar 8 18:49:58 EST 2013

On 06.03.2013, at 18:27, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com> wrote:
> I guess I wasn't really thinking about dumping flash with a tool, but
> popping the linear flash PCMCIA card into a reader and just using `dd`
> directly, then just having some way of mounting a flash "card" file in
> Einstein.

That would probably work right now. Linear Flash Card readers cost several hundred dollars though, and other PCMCIA adapter can rarely read Linear Flash cards.

> That said, the idea of having a utility to dump the internal
> flash as well as the ROM is definitely favorable and would certainly
> make setting up full clones of our Newtons in Einstein very easy

Very true. Now imagine it working in both directions ;-)

> By "capable of compiling code on MacOS", do you mean compiling NTK
> code on the Mac to produce a Newton .PKG? If so, I do, as long as it
> doesn't require MPW for C/C++ (unfortunately, Apple pulled the free
> downloads a couple years ago and I haven't found another source for
> them yet).

The ROM dumper uses NewtonScript, C++, and assembler code. MPW is needed. I can send you the images of the MPW partition and the OS disk, if you like.


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