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

mutant_pie wrote:

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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