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Re: Apple PowerMacintosh Beige G3, Revision 2, Open Firmware 2.4

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 01:20:55PM +0100, Aurélien GÉRÔME wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Here are the instructions to boot this machine:
> <http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/models.html#g3v2>.
> Unfortunately, I have no legacy MacOS. My sole MacOSX runs only on
> a laptop with no floppy drive.
> I request a little from someone who has a MacOS version above 8.0
> running on a floppy drive machine to create a SystemDisk needed to
> flash my OpenFirmware.
> Instructions to do so are here:
> <http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/SystemDisk-tutorial/>.
> To wit, the MacOS 8.1 boot floppy did not work for me. :(
> If someone would be so kind to create a floppy with these tools on
> MacOS, dd it on a file on a Unix System, and then upload it somewhere,
> it would be nice. :)

Well, in case someone has no MacOS available, it is possible to create
the dd'able floppy image with MacOSX.

By using graphical Disk Image utility, you will get a blockdev
/dev/disk2 and a chardev /dev/rdisk2.

And then, do:

hdiutil convert /dev/rdisk2 -format UDRW -o "Disk Tools PPC"


dd if=/dev/rdisk2 of="Disk Tools PPC.dmg"

For those who have no MacOSX at all, here it is:

Nobody seems to care about that machine which is -- NetBSD talking --
"one of the hardest to boot", I hope someday this post might help
someone in the same situation like me who needed his OF patched,
but could not, because he had no legacy MacOS.

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