Hi all. I'm running a StarMax 4000/160 (that's a 160 MHz PPC 604), main drive IDE but I've installed an internal SCSI drive in addition (by recabling the SCSI from the motherboard) and have external Jaz and Zip drives too. I'm currently running OS 8.1 and just picked up OS 8.5 mainly so that I can install 8.6. Under 8.1 everything works fine.
But the installer crashes on me whenever I try to install. I'm currently running my system off the internal IDE drive and am trying to do a clean install of 8.5 onto the internal SCSI drive. The installer runs fine and starts working normally, but then freezes at some non-replicable point partway through the installation.
I suspect that Apple didn't go out of its way to make OS 8.5 compatible with clones, but this is a Tanzania motherboard which is also used in some Apple models. I figure it will work if it's given the right TLC. Does anybody have any ideas or experience with this?
Many thanks -- cc: of replies by email appreciated (though I'll check back here too of course).