I'm thinking of modding my beige g3 into a new world machine. Do yu think it would be possible to fuse a beige g3 Rom with a gigabit ethernet and b&w one to create something that you could run nvidia grahics cards on and supports the xrl8 dual cpu adator?
Sorry if that was confusing but its late and im tired.
Problem is that the B&W and Gigabit don't use the Mac ROM anymore, they rely completely on OF support. Unless you can trick the Biege into thinking it's a B&W, and hack the firmware... Hmmm. It might be possible, but it'd be mind mashingly hard.
Lets see.. maybe you can grab pieces of the Biege OF and implant it into a B&W Firmware update, and then force the update upon the Biege. That way, it'll support the interface with the ROM, AND the OF, but still have the B&W stuff included.
ROM is just a generic term for permanent storage, which usually makes it easy to find. It's just like finding the TSOP on an Xbox, it's obvious after a bit of detective work.
It's generally a large chip, although Apple likes to confuse by putting a ton of large chips on the board... It'll be a unique manufacturer most of the time. The package itself has markings on it which indicate exactly what it's intended purpose was, and usually a company logo. With those things, (and a macrophotography lens ) you can figure it out.
But even so... It'd require hacking and flashing of that chip, because it's a longshot the firmware from the newer macs would even boot on the Beige. It's not worth the time or the effort. You'd end up with a big Beige brick.
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