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Re: [cobalt-users] iBook or PowerBook for OS restore?



Hi.

Why does it work for me then? I was for a while contemplating a Windows
laptop because I frequently use terminal services and do the odd restore of
my cobalts. I decided to stick with my mac and attempt to live without these
options. I now run Windows .NET Server Beta 3, XP Pro and Linux 7.3 from
Virtual PC and it works fine. It took a lot of tweaking to get the cobalt
restore system going, but now it works really well, and without errors.


Regards,

Samuel

> Tom & Tim et all -
> the answer is no - neither iBook or Powermac will work using PC emulation
> software - (such as Virtual PC or the like )- emulators by neccesity, run a
> routine which interferes with direct hardware communication - which is
> required to run the OS Restrore routines.  Haven't tried it using command line
> interface on Mac OS X yet. Even though it's based on BSD kernel  rather than
> RH - it might work, but I sort of doubt it due to dicey NIC issue mentioned
> below.
> 
> However, there are many quality used laptop dealers on the net, Toshiba's
> older line - the Portege series is reliable and parts are plentiful if you're
> on a tighter budget.
> 
> Suggestion to keep in mind: the NIC card mfr. is a particularly picky thing
> with some of Cobalt's OS Restore CD's depending on which model machine you're
> trying to restore.
> 
> Prior to purchasing any new or used laptop or desktop box which such a
> dedicated use in mind (restoring blue boxes), I'd do a select search on the
> Cobalt archives including words, like NIC, network interface card and restore
> to see how closely you can narrow down the specific parameters required for
> your model of RaQ or Qube.
> 
> Wishing you well -
> 
> Cecile Glassy
> 
> Tim Dunn wrote:
> 
>>> Has anyone successfully used an Apple iBook or PowerBook to perform an OS
>>> restore on a RaQ?
>> 
>> Shooting off the cuff, I would doubt it.  The restore CD is redhat,
>> and designed to book x86.  Perhaps you can boot it off a virtual
>> PC, but I'd not wager it'll be able to support the network interface.
>> 
>> tim
>> 
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