[rescue] Mac Hints needed

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Mon Nov 3 07:54:24 CST 2003

Clayton Wheeler wrote:
> You mentioned that you zapped the PRAM, but on modern Macs there are
> other things, not traditionally "PRAM" settings in the days of real
> PRAMs, kept in the NVRAM.
   He also mentioned the model of Mac, and I don't think that it qualifies as
a "modern" Mac! :7) (Isn't the beige G3 the first, or among the first, of the
New World machines?) And I wouldn't bother with trying to muck about in the
firmware anyway.
   Have you trolled through the reports at www.xlr8yourmac.com to what what
other people report as useful techniques for dealing with this beast? The
command-option-shift-delete is a great combination for booting a machine of
this era and *forcing* it to walk the drive chain in search of a bootable
volume. Also, have you tried using a boot drive in an external case? Sometimes
I would have luck only when booting this way. (Disclaimer: I only ever saw a
few of these beasts, either staying on older xx00 systems or then moving up to
G3 iMacs and non-beige G3 PowerMacs.)
   The beige G3s get slagged off as being "too old" but I wouldn't sneeze at
it: it'a a nice system.
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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