[TriLUG] request for Mac rescue media

David McDowell turnpike420 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 10:40:05 EDT 2006

speaking of... who wants a completely working, good condition Mac
Color Classic (sans keyboard that someone in the LUG has somewhere in
lala land).  It's the 68020, 8mb ram, 80mb harddrive, system 7.5
(These are higher specs than the 4mb ram, 40mb hd that many models
had.).  I also have an Apple PowerCD which I used to plugin to an old
Powerbook 520c laptop.  The Mac Color Classic has Maelstrom on it!  :)

catch me offline.  :)
David McD

On 4/23/06, Cristobal Palmer <cristobalpalmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to put either Debian or NetBSD on an Old World Mac that's
> been sitting under my futon for quite some time.
> After a bit of stumbling I managed to get to the OpenFirmware
> interface, only to discover that I have OpenFirmware version 2.0f1,
> and looking at:
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch03s06.html.en
> in pertinent part:
> ------quote------
> The OpenFirmware on OldWorld Beige G3 machines, OF versions 2.0f1 and
> 2.4, is broken. These machines will most likely not be able to boot
> from the hard drive unless the firmware is patched. A firmware patch
> is included in the System Disk 2.3.1 utility, available from Apple at
> ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/macosxserver/utilities/SystemDisk2.3.1.smi.bin.
> After unpacking the utility in MacOS, and launching it, select the
> Save button to have the firmware patches installed to nvram.
> ------end quote------
> This wouldn't be much of a problem if it weren't for the fact that, of
> the two hard drives that I have that fit that machine, neither has a
> working copy of any version of the Mac OS. I get a lovely Floppy disk
> and blinking '?'
> Anybody have rescue media or Mac OS install media that works for the
> beige G3 (Old World)?
> Anybody have an alternative rescue method?
> Anybody know of an eco-friendly way to dispose of some old hardware?
> :P
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Cristobal M. Palmer
> UNC-CH SILS Student
> TriLUG Vice Chair
> cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
> cmpalmer at ils.unc.edu
> ils.unc.edu/~cmpalmer
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