Sharing files between OS 9 G3 iBook and OS X Intel iMac

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Sharing files between OS 9 G3 iBook and OS X Intel iMac

I recently acquired a Dual-USB iBook G3 which came with OS 10.1. I've set it up to dual boot OS 9.2.1 and the OS X that it came with. I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to effectively share files between my Intel iMac running 10.6.8 and the OS 9 parition without needing to reboot into Target Disk Mode every time that I want to transfer a file. The iMac does have an AirPort card, however the iBook does not. I have attempted to set up a share via an Ethernet cable connected directly between the two with no success (I couldn't get Internet Sharing to work this way either, though that's not the focus of this post). Both devices have a FireWire 400 port, which I used to partition and restore the disk in Target Disk Mode using the iMac.

 

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Cross-over Ethernet Cable

Yeah, use an cross-over ethernet cable to connect them directly.  Or you can use standard ethernet cables and connect them to a common router.

 

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mutant_pie wrote:Yeah, use an

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Yeah, use an cross-over ethernet cable to connect them directly.  Or you can use standard ethernet cables and connect them to a common router.

 

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You don't even need a router, a common hub or switch will do.  A small (4 o4 5 port) switch is very inexpensive, and all you need to hook up a few computers to make a home LAN.

 

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self-assigned IP addresses / File Sharing

You don't even need a hub/switch.  An ethernet cable (cross-over or not) will do.  Even with self-assigned IP addresses my two Macs can see each other.  Turn on File Sharing.  From the Finder on the other Mac, click on Network, and you should see the name of the File Sharing Mac appear.

 

You should even be able to do the same using just the Firewire cable between the two Macs.  Add the Firewire interface in System Preferences > Network on both Macs.

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You also need to ensure that

You also need to ensure that your OSX machine supports AppleTalk kover AFP 2.2, which is the latest version of the protocol that OS9.x supports. If you cannot do that, then you will need to set up ftp servers on both machines. Running the OpenStep 'Mac OS X Server 1.1' on top of 9.x will automatically give you some nice networking features, if you have space for it can can live with its quirks. 

 

For years, we ran the OS9+OpenStep package on PMG3 platinum towers (9600 case types), and I quite enoyed it. 

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I am not even sure why we

I am not even sure why we bother with tips, when the OP does not come back to reply with updated information...

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Having the info online can be

Having the info online can be valuable.  I bet a ton of people find postings like this googling and then they have the answer and don't even need to ask the question.  I can tell you that I do that all the time with sites like stackoverflow.  I understand that getting some feedback on whether the problem was solved would be nice, but a lot of times that doesn't happen.

 

 

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Using a Powerbook 1400c to Puddle-Jump!

I am still at a standstill getting my Mac SE/30 to "talk" to my MacMini2,1 with OS X Tiger 10.4. 

It can "see" the MacMini in the Chooser, but attempts to mount fail.

I thought the problem might be my Farallon iPrint, Localtalk to Ethernet device, so I acquired another Powerbook 1400c on eBay for an amazing price of $120, which includes the oft-rare internal ethernet card.

It has OS 8.0 already loaded and I installed Apple LocalTalk to Ethernet software successfully.

But before I got a chance to swap it in the middle of my network, I was using it to listen to some audio files, closed the lid and unfortunately it did not go to Sleep automatically.

It got hot while still running and when I attempted to open the lid, the plastic around the screen and junction point exploded!!!  

Now the screen will not light.

So I am delayed to have to take this unit apart, remove the ethernet card and install it into my legacy Powerbook 1400c!

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