Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to peterfromoley)
Which exact iBook model is it?
You can choose from this list:
Which version of the OS is installed on the iBook?
What is the hard drive capacity?
How much RAM is installed?
What type of optical drive does it have? (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, Combo, or SuperDrive?)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to peterfromoley)
There is no such version of the Mac OS. Perhaps you meant 9.2.2, as in your last post?
Ouch. Mac OS 9.2.2 is going to have problems on the internet as far as updated browsers are concerned.
Check out System Preferences > Startup Disk and see if there is a Mac OS X startup volume installed.
Do you have the original system CDs that came with the iBook?
Do you have any other Mac OS X CDs?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
Sorry for my ineptitude with the iBook. It has been gathering dust for several years, and I'm out of practice with it.
It has 9.2.2, but that is probably the "Classic" option. It also has 10.2.6 installed.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to William Boyd, Jr.)
Especially since the iBook doesn't have a DVD-capable drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
What I'm trying to do is connect to the internet by ethernet cable to my dsl modem. It seems to me that should be a simple change to the Network settings in System Preferences. Not having a DVD drive, or newer version of OSX wouldn't seem to me to be a problem. I just don't know what combination of settings I should enter on the Network page.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to peterfromoley)
I just don't know what combination of settings I should enter on the Network page.
Do you mean in OS9 or OS X? If OS9, here is an Apple support document on how to configure the PPPoE connection you'll need. It requires third-party software, which may be hard to locate. If OS X, in the Network System Preference panel look for a setting for PPPoE. I don't have a version of OS X as old as your readily available, so I can't give you specific details.
Mactracker claims that the A1005 model of the iBook came with a "Tray-loading 16x8x8x24x DVD/CD-RW Combo". It's possible that such a drive was an option that your iBook doesn't have.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to William Boyd, Jr.)
The newest 700 MHz iBook was limited by a CD-ROM drive:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
Mactracker doesn't list a model number for the "Opaque 16 VRAM" iBook, which it identifies as having a CD-ROM drive. It describes "iBook (32 VRAM)" as Model A1005. Even though those both have a "Model Identifier" of "PowerBook4,3", they have "Order Numbers" that differ by one in the last digit. It further states that both models were current during the same time period. If I remember correctly, I bought one of those for a relative and paid a little more for one with a "superdrive".
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to William Boyd, Jr.)
A SuperDrive was not available as BTO on an iBook G3. They were just too slow. Although MCE Technologies would retrofit a SuperDrive on an iBook G3, I would advise against it. Results would be abysmal.
The last best 14-inch iBook G4 came with a SuperDrive standard, but it was the only iBook that did.
The previous 14-inch model (G4, 1.33 GHz) did have the option of a SuperDrive.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to Ronda Wilson)
As you point out, both my terminology and my recollection were flawed. When I mentioned a "SuperDrive", I believe I should have written "combo" (?) drive, a CD-RW drive with the ability to read DVDs. When I mentioned paying more for a SuperDrive, that much was correct, but the Mac I bought was actually a 12" PowerBook G4, not an iBook.
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