target mode or whatever is only able to be done via firewire. not cat 5Josh Man said:I just recieved from eBay an iMac G3. It has only a CD drive and no FW. I have an old Panther DVD. My friend brough his PowerBook. Is there like a target disk, but with cat5? Thanks
You can do this, but you can't start up from the shared drive, so it's useless for installing anything.live4ever said:Buy some Panther or Tiger install CDs. Or do that trade in Apple has for 9.99. You could also share the DVD drive over the network.
I think you used "connect to server" feature from "Go" from Finder's tool bar. Then, type in the address for your targeted hard drive (smb://192.1XX.X.X/). X is your own number for the targeted PC/Mac's address.California said:I'm not completely sure but when my pb's firewire port broke, I had to attach my pb to my mom's iMac through the ethernet port/with an ethernet cable to download info off the hard drive. I was able to open the powerbook through this connection, but now I cannot remember the details. I had to call Apple to walk me through the settings and do it. So I think you can connect via ethernet cables somehow.