maybe OT: Powerbook 5300 OS upgrade
starbase89 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 10:30:25 CDT 2015
I guess I'll be trolling ebay for a bit for a drive. Thanks Guys!
On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> > On Aug 21, 2015, at 7:45 AM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Greetings!
> > I know that many of my posts to this list tend to be on the fringes of
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > TIA
> > Joe
> If I remember right your limited to CD. Even on my 520c, I was able to
> attach an external SCSI CD-ROM drive. It was pretty much a requirement.
> I'd say, definitely get it onto 8.x.
> I'm not sure how this is on the fringes for the list, as the system is
> nearly 20 years old.
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