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Re: imac g3 installation problem

In data 27/05/2006 22:37 Rich Johnson ha scritto:

On May 27, 2006, at 3:27 PM, Giulio Canevari wrote:
Before you go shopping take a close look at all the cables, connectors and adapters. For power an extension and/or "Y" cable might come in handy.

I don't think i have got one.

See also http://www.lowendmac.com for indentifying just exactly which model you have. The site also has a fair bit of other useful info.

Another good resource is http://forums.macosxhints.com/

Good links, thank you.

Oh, and before I forget, _some_ of the G3 iMacs can boot from a USB drive or memory stick. This may be your easiest path if yours is one of them. If you have a spare USB drive, it wouldn't hurt to try.

The problem is that with mem stick i'm unable to do an apple bootstrap

But i have had an idea: can someone create a blank image with dd that
fits into my usb key, partition with mac-fdisk ( of course if it
supports using a file as a device ) as described into debian install
guide [1], compress it to the best ( bzip2 or maybe even better 7zip )
and send it to me?

The command here is:
 dd if=/dev/zero of=image.img count=247296
to create a 126615552 byte image, that is the poor size of my usb key.

Then i'll try putting it to the key always with dd, hfsutils are also
avaible on x86.

you will need to repartition the stick. On Mac systems, run mac-fdisk
/dev/sda, initialise a
new partition map using the i command, and create a new partition of
type Apple_Bootstrap using
the C command. (Note that the first "partition" will always be the
partition map itself.)

then, if it works, bzip2 -9 image.img or 7za a image.7z image.img

After that following chaper 4.4.2. Copying the files -- the flexible way
i should be able to boot from usb.

Thank you in advance,
Giulio Canevari

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