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 >> >> -- >> Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> cobalt-users mailing list >> cobalt-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >> To Subscribe or Unsubscribe, please go to: >> http://list.cobalt.com/mailman/listinfo/cobalt-users > > _______________________________________________ > cobalt-users mailing list > cobalt-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > To Subscribe or Unsubscribe, please go to: > http://list.cobalt.com/mailman/listinfo/cobalt-users >
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