and just got it back. I got her an iMac, so she doesn't need this one anymore. Apple replaced the logic board on it (free, by the way) and now I want to clean up the hard drive with Disk Warrior.
But I can't get the PB5300cs to startup from the external CD drive I have. I hold down the shift-opt-cmd-del keys like you're supposed to at startup and it just gives me the disk with a question mark, then after a while shuts down.
It expects to find a floppy but is supposed to also recognize a CD. I suppose the problem is because the extension that lets the PB read the CD drive isn't loaded at startup, so it CAN'T use the CD to startup from. A real chicken-and-egg thing.
I have a beige G3 with SCSI and a SCSI cable for the PB, so I suppose I could clean up the hard drive from the G3, but how do I get the PB to startup as a "slave" drive - without the OS running on that PB hard drive - so that I can really clean it up with Disk Warrior? (Easy to do with a FireWire iMac, but no such modern stuff on the PB!)..