Saturday, March 14, 2009

Upgraded the Hard Drive in Powerbook G3

Finals are descending upon me, so I'll keep this short.

The initial practice run for a future Linux project left me with a working BOOTP server, which is a pain in the ass to actually get working, and exactly what you need to install Linux on a certain Powerbook G3 with a broken CD drive, so I figured, why not? I had a few hours last night after studying, so I swapped out the 6GB drive for one of the 30GB drives I failed to get working over Winter break. It definitely didn't work (50/50 chance I pick the broken one first), but one more swap later, and I've got a Powerbook with a *working* 30GB hard drive, and another 30GB drive marked as bad.

6GB was a little tight. I will eventually post instructions for it, just not yet. I can't get it to consistently work...

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