[K12OSN] Speaking of Macs

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Wed Mar 21 14:21:09 UTC 2007

> I'm a complete mac noob.  From what I've gleaned from the net the
> particular box I have switches to serial port mode when doing that.  Not
> one of apples brighter ideas.
> I have an old wyse terminal I can plug into the computer but have to
> track down a cable first.  I was just hoping a simple boot floppy would
> do the trick.

I don't think you'll have much luck with booting one of the old clones.  I don't think
those old power computing machines had an openfirmware that worked the same as the
iMacs.    I tried booting the old apple G3 all-in-one machines before as well with no
luck.  I think you need an iMac Bondi G3 or newer.  I know Chuck Liebow has booted the
real old 52XX series (nubus macs) but that takes a ton of manual tweaks to accomplish.

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