NetBooting old MacOS 8.x or 7x.

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at
Mon Jun 20 17:00:26 CDT 2016

On Mon, 20 Jun 2016, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> In short: no.

Thanks, Cameron. At least now I know. 

> In long: NetBoot requires a G4 or a late G3, and that would imply pretty 
> much only 8.6 and up.

Hmm, that's what I'd seen so far and was lead to believe.

> You *can* netboot a *IIgs* from an AppleShare server (over LocalTalk), 
> and I have in fact done that myself, but I've never seen this 
> functionality on a 68K Mac or 60x Power Mac and the ROM doesn't know 
> how.

Ahh, that explains some things I'd seen. Well, I'll do some jiggery-pokery 
with some SCSI devices. I have a workaround. I just don't have one little 
part I need (it's coming) and I was getting impatient.


More information about the cctech mailing list