[rescue] Bondi-ng

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Mon Jul 23 11:39:49 CDT 2007

On Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 05:28:05PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:

> When I rescued an old 400MHz G3, I had to go through several stages of
> different OS installs and firmware upgrades before I could get it into a
> state where it would recognise non-Apple disks and DVD drives in order for
> me to wave Tiger past it. So you will certainly be wanting to do much the
> same (but without less pain as yours can already boot into OS X.)

At that speed it's probably a revision 1 Blue and White G3, or a 
revision 1 or 2 Beige G3 with an accelerator. Both have a bad IDE
controller chip, which I mentioned in another post. It will work with
66mHz DMA transfers, but randomly drops data or stores it in the wrong

The fastest PC drives that will work are 10g IDE hard drives, 16x CD-ROM,
or 4X DVD. Note that it only will work at all with a single (master)
drive on the first channel.


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