Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to alfadog)
If you wish to try installing onto a hard disk via the PowerBook 1400, look for a universal system software (for all Macintosh computers) custom install option, if available.
I assume that you have checked the exact supported operating system versions for the PowerBook 2400c (and the RAM requirements). Which operating system version are you planning to install?
Since the 2400c is able to handle PC Cards, another way could be to use a CompactFlash memory card in an inexpensive PC Card adapter for CompactFlash. The CF cards are PC-formatted when you buy them, but can easily be reformatted to Mac.
For many PowerBook computers, a CompactFlash card in a PC card slot will be bootable (if the card has a valid system folder). I do not know whether this is true or not for the 2400c. If yes, it should be possible to carry out a direct full installation onto the 2400c hard disk from an installer on a CF card. Otherwise, if the 2400c hard disk contains a basic/temporary system, the CF card can at least be used for plain transfers.
Do you have access to the external floppy drive for the 2400c? It could possibly be useful with a disk tools floppy (such as the Disk Tools PPC under the link below).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
Thanks for the response.
I will probably install 9.1 and I have a retail disk that I have been using on my PB1400's so that should not be a problem. I have PCMCIA CF adapters on hand and 16-bit PCMCIA CDROM drives so if it will boot from the PCMCIA slot then I should be fine. I am much more a hardware guy than a software guru and I am much more familiar with Microsoft software but I have been playing with the 1400's, swapping screens, memory, and CPUs around and loading 9.1 so am getting the hang of it. All advice is appreciated.
I do not have the original external floppy. I also just ordered an IDE - CF adapter and will see about running an 8GB CF card instead of a hard drive. I am concerned about any compatiblity issues with newer, larger, faster CF cards.