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    mac filesystem

    i hav a powerpc 5500/225 which im installing 0s 8.5 so i can install linux.
    it had an ide hdd
    the hdd had went out so i put a different one in
    it doesnt see the hdd all it sees is the cdrom
    what tools are there that i can boot from so i can make a file system
    keep in mind im a mac stupid
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    Using the Mac OS 8 CD, create a startup Disk Tools disk. To make a Disk Tools disk, open the Disk Tools folder on the Mac OS 8 CD, then open the Make Disk Tools floppies application. When you startup from the Disk Tools disk, you will then be able to run the Mac OS 8 Installer from the CD. (This will only work with Apple CD-ROM drives).
    source: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=24160

    You should be able to look on the cd to find some sort of utility/bootdisk thing that will let you format your hd to the correct filesystem. Hope this helped. Good luck.

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    can i use a regular floppy cause i tried some befor but they all say there bad disks on mac

    edit: 8:20 AM
    ive tried 5 ibm formatted disks
    do i need mac formatted disks and if so would i be able to get them at Staples or OfficeMAx?
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    Yes, you need Mac formatted floppies. They should be available most places.
    You might be able to re-format PC disks to Mac, assuming that you have a
    a working Mac to do it on. Assume that at least some disks will fail to
    re-format successfully.
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