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Re: Why yaboot is NOT for oldworld macs, Oldworld owners please read! (was Re: StarMax and yaboot...)

Chris Baker <baker@treyarch.com> writes:

> Andre Berger <uzscd5@uni-bonn.de> writes:
> > [snip..]
> > 
> > Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:
> > 
> > > yes you need a COMPLETE *REAL* 4MB Finder. 
> > 
> > I have removed the "This is a Emergency Boot Floppy System only" alert box from
> > a MacOS 8.1 Emergency floppy system folder and added the BootX 1.2.2
> > Extension plus a kernel image. The whole thing is around 4mb and boots
> > quite fast.
> How did you do this?  Just open it in resedit and delete the resource?

Yes, exactly. BTW deleting the MacsOS logo would give some extra
speed. I did ages ago this because I wanted to use a startup RAM disk on my 
PowerBook, which was HFS+ formatted. If you want to use a printer with this
crippled system (on MacOS), you have to copy and paste the appropriate
and set up ressources (Printer chosen in the Chooser) from another
system into the minisys (unless you're a programmer) and add the
corresponding printer extension to the Extensions folder.

> This is quite a good fallback for oldworlder's having trouble with OF
> booting.

Like me, though you really great people on this list did your very best!

> Too bad it's not free, otherwise I'd ask you to post it :-(

Open Source clearly has its advantages.

Good Luck,

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