Re: [NTLK] Old Macs

From: Martin Joseph <>
Date: Fri Jul 28 2006 - 12:17:48 EDT

On Jul 28, 2006, at 6:38 AM, Clark Huke wrote:

> I have an older iMac G3 (with infrared), running Ubuntu. It can't run
> OS8-10 because when you try to install, it cannot find the hard drive.
> I was thinking, is there a way to use the infrared port with Ubuntu?
> I also have a Perfoma 630CD with an infrared port...

That must be the old original Bondi blue imac. Usually the invisible
hard drive you describe is caused by certain aftermarket drives
(some fujitsus), and/or strange master slave jumper settings...

I don't know about IR via Ubuntu, that seems mondo sketchy. I think
there was a way to simple add a serial port to that machine though...
If I remember that far back.

You might try a google search for that?

PS I don't think the peforma IR is of any use either, but it's serial
port should be ok ;~)

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