maybe OT: Powerbook 5300 OS upgrade

Cory Heisterkamp coryheisterkamp at
Fri Aug 21 09:54:53 CDT 2015

Does the 5300 have SCSI? An external CD drive would be one option. Also, if
there's enough HD space (and you're patient enough for the transfer) you
could set up a Telnet connection and file share. -C

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89 at> wrote:

> Greetings!
> I know that many of my posts to this list tend to be on the fringes of what
> is normally discussed here. I apologize in advance if this is too new for
> the group.
> I am trying to get my Powerbook 5300 up and running as a usable word
> processor (with portable printer) for school and for email. It is currently
> running System 7.5.2. The machine is capable of supporting MacOS 9.1, but
> my goal is 8.6. I see them talking on lowendmac that upgrading the OS makes
> the machine more solid, but it doesn't explain how to do it. The machine
> only has a floppy drive and no networking. Were there any system 8.6
> install floppies? I can't think of another way to get it on there.
> Joe

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