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Old 03-13-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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Apple G3 Powerbook

Hey, I've got a wierd one, not sure if it's possible. I just picked up an Apple powerbook G3 Wallstreet 266. It came with a system restore disc for OS 9.0.4, but I can't seem to load it on the new hard drive(30g hitachi 4200). I've picked up a Cresendo/WS g4 Processor upgr., and want to install that as well as OS X Panther. What does this have to do w/ Linux? Well the procedure for getting Panther to run on a Wallstreet w/ this proc. upgr. is to load a program, XPostFacto, onto the older OS (in this case it would have been 9.0.4, but it won't load, I think because it was not the orig. OS that can w/ the system), to get Panther to run. My "project" since I can't load OS 9, is to see if it is possible to install a Linux distro on the system first and dual boot w/ Panther. Not sure if this is possible or not. I've got Suse Pro 9.0 and Personal 9.1, I think pro might support the PB. I see that Yellowdog is the "BigDog" of Power PC systems, but don't know anything about it other than that. Oh yea, I am TOTALLY new to Macs and definately a newbie to Linux, so I expect this should be fun and would rather try the Linux/Mac, or MOL approach, if possible before just buying a copy of OS 9.x somewhere. TIA for any help.
Old 03-14-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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i think there is some sort of key combination that you have to press in order to get a mac boot from cd

<edit> press c during startup to boot from cd </edit>

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:05 PM   #3
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MOL requires Mac OS to be installed.
Old 03-14-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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O.K., the disc I have is a system restore disc for an iBook or something, it won't work on the wallstreet I have I found a copy of 9.2.1, and am going to install that. I will probably install a Linux OS on it as well, but am not sure if YD will work-I will be upgrading the processor, so maybe it will work then. Stock WS's won't run the latest YD, I don't think.


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