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inanis

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  1. Why oh why do I make things harder for myself? I always forget Live CDs! Great trick. I'll have to try it out as a third alternative!
  2. To edit the previous statement: UNCHECK Install Mac OS 9 drivers because they're PPC code and will cause the Performa to Sad Mac.
  3. As promised, here's some updates based on tanaquil's suggestions: iMac G3/233 Rev. B MacOS 8.5 Boot CD - FAIL: OS doesn't recognize USB dongle. MacOS 9.2.2 Boot CD - FAIL: OS recognizes dongle, but Drive Setup refuses to initialize an "unsupported device". Mac OS X 10.3 on Hard Disk - PASS: Use Disk Utility to create a new partition on it with "Mac OS Standard". Make sure "Install Mac OS 9 drivers" is checked. iBook G3/600 OSX 10.4.11 - PASS: Use Disk Utility to create a new partition on it with "Mac OS Standard". Make sure "Install Mac OS 9 drivers" is checked. Mac Book Pro (Late
  4. Macdrone: If there is such a thing, that would be plenty helpful. My process refers to a "restore" ISO for a 630CD that I downloaded and tried, but a) that ISO isn't bootable on my 640CD and the Internal IDE tool right on the root of that disk doesn't detect any ATA devices with or without booting to a disk with the aLoadIDE extension and c) the Drive Setup tool on that disk also doesn't see any devices. In fact, no Drive Setup version on any disk I could get to boot would properly initialize the device. They either refuse to see a device exists or try to initialize it and fail. If I can get
  5. First post. Woot! I thought I might share some knowledge and get some feedback on my process, but first the backstory. I have a Performa 640CD I acquired from a longtime client around 12 years ago. She donated it to me because the power supply failed from a lightning strike. I happened to have acquired a Performa 630CD around that same time, so I moved the 640CD logic board over to the 630CD chassis to test it. Lo and behold: the 640CD powered up. Life happened and I promptly forgot about the machine. I got back on a preservation/restoration kick the last couple of years and finall
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