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Old 08-08-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
Domskidan
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Need help with my 1400CS/133 power book


Ok so here is my problem:

I have a mac power book 1400CS/133 I received it from my friend he said it use to have MAC OS system 8.5 on it. Then one day it stopped working so he gave it to me. When i turned it on for the first time i got the a question mark, (It could not find the system folder) so i went on line and researched it and found a Mac OS system 8.5 boot utility off this website macgeek.org When i used the boot utility it worked and right now thats were i am. So my question is how do I get a version of Linux (Any distro that works on a power book 1400CS/133) on it ONLY using my PC, (Currently running windows XP, has 1 floppy drive 1 CD ROM Drive) , The Internet, some floppy disk, and my Power book 1400cs/133 with Only floppy drive (Note it has no CD Rom drive)

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Old 08-08-2004, 11:01 PM   #2
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Without a cd drive, this powerbook is left with few options. Linuxes that fit on floppies are very specific (routers, firewalls...) systems, not for desktop use. At least to my knowledge.
Can't you attach a cd drive, just for installing a system?

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Old 08-08-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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Without a cd drive, this powerbook is left with few options. Linuxes that fit on floppies are very specific (routers, firewalls...) systems, not for desktop use. At least to my knowledge.
Can't you attach a cd drive, just for installing a system?
I would but I don't have a CD Drive for mac. I don't think a PC one will work and even if it did the 1400cs/133 is a really old computer, How-ever i do have a PC/Mac zip drive but my Power book dosent have any USB ports. I have herd there is a distro of Linux called NUBUS I have try-ed it in the past but when its booting up it usually just fails for unknown reasons, Does any one know were I can get, a version of Nubus that will work on my power book? or were I can get system 8.5 This computer has been siting in my room collecting dust and i want to get it working.
 
  


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