[rescue] NeXT cube question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue May 27 20:56:15 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 09:54 PM, Steve Hatle wrote:
> The SCSI floppy is a nice add-on. Reloading the OS is somewhat 
> problematic
> on a Cube, which can't boot from CD. Your other choice is the floppy, 
> but
> the Cube doesn't have one, normally. You can put the CD boot blocks on 
> an
> optical cartridge with some fiddling, but with the chances of the OD
> actually working almost nil, not to mention having extra media. So- 
> having
> the floppy is a bonus. Otherwise, you need another NeXT to run the 
> Builddisk
> utility (still the slickest way to clone a disk I've ever seen, though
> Carbon Copy Cloner for OSX is pretty cool, too)

   Cubes boot from CD just fine.  I've installed NS3.2 and 3.3 from 
CDROM on '030 and '040  machines.


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St. Petersburg, FL                         -Anonymous

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