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Re: Beige G3 webserver
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On May 2, 2008, at 03:50, Al - image hosting services wrote:
Well, after alot of trial and mostly error, I have successfully
the Beige G3. This is yet another Beige G3. This one seems to be
On the other systems I was not able to load OSX 10.2.x, it would
just not do it or start to boot, but never finish.
Yup, 10.3 boots and after a while it displays a message saying that
this machine isn't supported. Nothing to worry about, if it gets that
far ( or far enough to crash ) it's already way past installing the
firmware patches which is all we care about.
Infact, in the Beige G3 desktop, I had a cdrom failure and a hard
Ugh. When I got my beige G3 it had a broken CDROM and /two/ bad IDE
cables. The onboard IDE controller is picky so if you have trouble
with IDE devices check the cables first.
After it reaches a certain place in its boot up it only seems to
the top couple of inches of monitor and what is there is pretty much
Probably crashed there - occasionally 10.3 does the same on mine.
I have a scsi card from a Beige G3 server, I have my drives plugged
it, but when I run pdisk, pdisk will not create a Apple_HFS
says that it failed.
You don't need that. On the beige G3 the partition zero method should
work and I doubt that OF 2 can read HFS anyway - you'd have to use a
FAT filesystem. Just wipe the first few sectors of the disk to get
rid of the apple partition table and run disklabel - don't bother
with pdisk unless you want to share the disk with MacOS.
The real-base seems to go back to default after a few boots or
maybe a few
unsuccessful boots or if I change anything else in the firmware I
reput in setenv real-base F00000 before I type reset-all.
MacOS occasionally resets them, also your battery may be bad.
I still have yet to successfully boot from a local drive.
type 'printenv' on the OF prompt. If it outputs a longish script
(instead of just a list of variables ) you've got the patches you need.
Also, I have a monitor adaptor for a PC, but when it is in open
the screen is totally black. Is there anyway to fix this?
Does your monitor support sync on green? And, does the monitor just
display a black picture or does it go into power saving? In the
latter case OF probably used a video mode your monitor doesn't
understand. OF should default to 640x480 at 60Hz or whatever MacOS
used last. If your battery is bad the latter should be lost anyway
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