maybe OT: Powerbook 5300 OS upgrade
scaron at umich.edu
Fri Aug 21 13:49:42 CDT 2015
Joe, that's a good offer, you should take it :O
On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 2:45 PM, Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wrote:
> Yesterday I sent a power book 5300 to recycling.
> The display hinge was quite broken, it was given to me a while ago and I
> didn't see accomplishing anything with it.
> What's still kicking around here is:
> - the funky special HDI30-to-SCSI-DB25 adapter to get from the
> 5300 to normal SCSI
> - SCSI DB-25 to SCSI 50 cable
> - SCSI CDROM drive in case w power supply
> Also still have:
> - the 5300 power adapter/charger: Model No. M3037(APS-76)
> I think the following also came with it (pile of stuff came jumbled
> - Global Village/teleport 56 fax/modem model A8245 (mini-DIN-8
> - PowerPrint adapter: mini-DIN-8 to Centronics parallel
> - PowerPrint software on floppies
> - MS office and MS word on about 30 floppies
> Might be some other software as well.
> Any or all is free for shipping if you like.
> Location is Vancouver BC Canada.
> Might be able to ship from the Washington border if you're patient.
> I plugged the bare CD-ROM drive in (i.e. no SCSI bus connection).
> Powers up, door opens and closes, LED flashes, spins with a random disk
> inserted but doesn't seem to come ready - not sure what one would expect
> with no host on the bus.
> On 2015-Aug-21, at 8:30 AM, Joe Giliberti wrote:
> > 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>
> >>> On Aug 21, 2015, at 7:45 AM, Joe Giliberti <starbase89 at gmail.com>
> >>> 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
> >>> 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,
> >>> 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
> >>> 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.
> >> Zane
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