[OT] G4 goes West

Joe F. joef1 at mac.com
Fri Jun 4 02:50:03 EDT 2010


I had 10.5 running on an old eMac. Ran pretty well too, for web surfing and the like.

If you have 2 Macs a good way to go is to start the victim in Firewire Target mode, holding down the "t" at startup (or is it command-t?)

On Jun 4, 2010, at 1:46 AM, Richmond wrote:

> On 06/03/2010 10:40 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>> You can run a G4 under 10.5???
>>   
> 
> YES!
> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On Jun 3, 2010, at 10:54 AM, Richmond wrote:
>> 
>>   
>>> Dear RunRev users,
>>>  My G4 Mac decided to "play silly bu**ers" on Monday and stopped
>>> functioning. Managed to boot it in Mac OS9 and am now backing up
>>> all my data onto a Maxell 'Tank' (1.5 TB) before blanking the 4 ATA
>>> disks and starting from scratch. Most of the partitions won't mount under
>>> 10.3 / .4 / .5 and disk tools says they are incapable of being repaired; which
>>> is gae queer as they mount under '9'.
>>> 
>>> Gosh; backing up over a USB connexion is glacial . . .   :(
>>> 
>>> And here I am writing "love letters" on a Pentium 2 with 32 MB RAM
>>> running Damn Small Linux!
>>> 
>>> The only reason I can think of as to why the machine went wonky is that I
>>> tried to get the L2 cache working with 10.5: anybody else with ideas in this
>>> direction?
>>> 
>>> So; rest easy; no major burbles will be forthcoming from my direction for
>>> at least a week.
>>> 
>>> sincerely, Richmond.
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