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Mac OS 7.5.2 (PowerBooks 190 & 5300)

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PB-5300-190.sit (22.28 MB)
MD5: d17057bb19bcfd373cd4399d3fd4493b
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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PB-190-5300-FR.sit (27.39 MB)
MD5: 4e98a04acd33505f97c694b813699ab6
For System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (880.34 KB)
MD5: 8dd15735c4974a77699e7b294dd0731b
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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Guides on emulating older applications

#1 Original floppy disk install set for the Macintosh PowerBook 190 and PowerBook 5300. Archived as Disk Copy 4.2 floppy disk images, compressed to StuffIt version 5.5 ".sit" format.
MD5 checksum & filename: d17057bb19bcfd373cd4399d3fd4493b *PB-5300-190.sit

#2 Same original floppy disk install set but in French.
Compressed with Stuffit 3.0.7, also as a ".sit".

#3 PowerBook 190 Utilities floppy disk in Italian.
Compressed with Zip.

The PowerBook 5300 is the first generation of PowerBook laptops manufactured by Apple Computer to use the PowerPC processor. Released in August 1995, these PowerBooks were notable for being the first to feature hot-swappable expansion modules for a variety of different units such as Zip drives; PC card slots as standard; and an infrared communication port. In common with most preceding Macintosh portables, SCSI, Serial, and ADB ports were included as standard. An internal expansion slot was also available for installing a variety of modules including Ethernet and video cards to drive a second monitor in mirroring or dual-screen modes.

Excerpt: Wikipedia

The PowerBook 190 was released the same year as the PB 5300. It was the final 68040 Mac produced. It's case and internal components shared much of the same architecture as the PB 5300 and were interchangeable.

Bundled software includes: Eric's Solitaire Sampler v1.0.2, Spin Doctor v1.2, Super Maze Wars v1.2a1

Screenshots 1 to 5 were sourced from Wikipedia: PowerBook 5300 article and are licenced under "Public Domain" and "CeCILL" (French, GPL compatible) copyrights.

Architecture: 68k PPC

"Disk Tools" and "Install Disk 1" contain the "Min PowerBook 5300/190 Enabler" System Extension.
"Disk Tools" and "Install Disk 1" of second DL contain the "Min PowerBook 5300/190/2300 Enabler" System Extension.


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by fnone - 2020, July 29 - 4:18am

The first set of disks does not boot correctly on my 190cs, but I'm not sure if it's due to being written with a USB floppy in OS9. I've also tried using winimage on a windows 98 dell with the same result.

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by cbone - 2020, June 18 - 2:26am

Here is where I saw the reference for version 1.1.1 of the 7.5.2 enabler that includes the Powerbook 2300c.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, June 17 - 6:53am

@slomacuser: [Edit] a page for this disk set is over here the disks are already on that page, thanks.

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by fogWraith - 2020, June 17 - 6:52am

Unfortunately I don't have any 5300, maybe Knezzen does?
I need to make a list of the hardware I have at some point Smile

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by slomacuser - 2020, June 17 - 6:27am

I have pb 5300 and images of install set with 1.2.1 enabler. Will upload as soon as I could.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, June 17 - 12:50am

Neither install disk 1 or disk tools will boot on my 2300c, stating that it's the wrong model for these startup disks

Thanks, fogWraith. This is exactly what we needed to know, yay or nay.

As it is, we have the original PowerBook 190 install disk set in pristine condition. So that's pretty good.
But it looks like we could do with an original 2300c install set too.

I'm beginning to wonder if we should test this set out on a 5300 as well... To see if it will pass the "right model" test on that Mac. - fogWraith, you don't happen to have one of these lying around, do you? Wink

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by cbone - 2020, June 17 - 1:32am

Thanks for trying, fogWraith! It was worth a shot Smile

Maybe if the 1.1 enabler is switched out for its newer version, enabler 1.1.1, it might work, but from your test the installer checks the Mac it's installing to so it would need to be installed onto a 5300 or 190 first anyway. Once installed, the system folder would need the 1.1.1 enabler (assuming that enabler does work with the 2300c like I read about online who know where, lol)

The whole enabler period of the System 7-era was quite a confusing one, as was creating the right rescue-volume/disk sets for the never ending number of Mac models Apple came out with during that time!

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by fogWraith - 2020, June 16 - 4:01pm

Neither install disk 1 or disk tools will boot on my 2300c, stating that it's the wrong model for these startup disks

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by cbone - 2020, June 16 - 7:16am

Thanks fogWraith! I know that both the 1.1.1 and 1.2.1 enablers were both rolled into one, that one being the 1.3.1 enabler, and of the two, 1.2.1 and 1.3.1 are compatible w/the 2300c, and I think I may have read somewhere that the 1.1.1 enabler may have been originally compatible, too; also, there was one update to the 1.2.1 enabler that I know of, the 1.2.4 enabler, however, I'm not sure if 1.2.2 or 1.2.3 fall into 1.2.4s category or not (if they were ever even released for that matter).

As they say, the proof will be in the pudding, so pudd away and let us know my friend! Wink

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by fogWraith - 2020, June 16 - 6:12am

I've got one of those horrible laptops, I'll give it a spin once I get home from work today

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, June 16 - 12:12am

Hi cbone. It may just be possible that this set will work with the Duo 2300c...

According to the AppleSpec database, the following books shipped with these enablers:

Model: Enabler:
PowerBook 5300 PowerBook 5300 Enabler
PowerBook 190 PowerBook 5300/190 Enabler v1.1 <-- and in the set we have, above.
PowerBook Duo 2300c PowerBook 5300/2300/190 Enabler

The final revised combined enabler for these books was the PowerBook 5300/2300/190 Enabler v1.2.4 which I think was a download from the old Apple site, only.

The above set is what shipped with the PB 190, I've searched through its installer Tome files, and now have come across ReadMe docs for the Duo 2300c, 5300, 190 and curiously, the PowerMac 9500.

It does look as tho' the 2300c may be able to use the above set, but I would like to test this out on actual hardware to be certain. Unfortunately I lack having this Mac to carry out that test.

Perhaps someone if they have such a PowerBook can try booting from the Disk Tools floppy or Install Disk 1's floppy to see if it boots up to either of these disks.

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by cbone - 2020, June 15 - 2:04am

I could be wrong, but I believe these floppy disk images are also the earliest ones that work with a Powerbook Duo 2300c (if I'm right, we may want to consider including that detail in this app page)

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, June 15 - 1:39am

@Antonin29: Yes, please do.

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by Antonin29 - 2020, June 14 - 4:47pm

I have in my 190cs's harddrive the French version's floppy images. Should I upload them when I'll come to image the HD?