I posted the thread for using the Performa drive in these G3 Imacs (with defective CD-ROM drives).
Someone local wondered whether I could use just use the Emac with a crossover cable to plug into the G3 Imac ethernet port (assuming those ports work)to re-format the drive and then re-install an OS.
If anyone can speak to whether crossover cable idea would work, I would certainly appreciate knowing without doing error and trial to find out.
I am posting this before I pull all the drives from the G3 Imacs just in case the crossover cable would work.
I had assumed that the OS would be needed to use the ethernet part as I prepared the last thread. But hopefully I am wrong on that assumption.