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    i have 2 Power Mac 5400/180 and they both work but the only problem is the operating system is in french. i was thinking about doing an upgrade to the harddrive also. i'm more of a pc person so i was wondering if some could mabe point me in the direction of where i could get an iso of the operating system for it. i was wanting to do a fresh install. thanks

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    System software 7.5.3 and the 7.5.5 update are available on the Apple support site. Another option would be to find a Mac OS 7.6 or OS 8 disc for sale on eBay, and take advantage of the 7.6.1 and 8.1 updates available there.

    The 5400/180 is a great Mac - one of the later evolutions of the design that would later evolve into the iMac. I have one with a G3 upgrade card and it's a speedy machine with older operating systems.

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    What operating system are you looking for?

    http://www.lowendmac.com/ppc/power-macintosh-5400.html

    This model can use OS 7.5.1 to 9.x.

    Apple has 7.5.3 available on their website

    http://www.info.apple.com/support/ol...twarelist.html

    Look down to where you see:

    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_01of19.smi.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_02of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_03of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_04of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_05of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_06of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_07of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_08of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_09of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_10of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_11of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_12of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_13of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_14of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_15of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_16of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_17of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_18of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_19of19.part.bin
    Macintosh/System/Older_System/System_7.5_Version_7.5.3/System_7.5.3_Info.txt

    Note:
    Instructions:
    This software is available as 19 parts of a self-mounting Disk Copy
    image. Download all 19 parts to your hard drive and then double-click
    on the first part to mount the compressed disk image on your desktop.

    Note that self-mounting Disk Images require Mac OS version 7.0.1 or
    later. If you are using a version of Mac OS prior to this, you can
    download the System 7.5 Network Access floppy disk and boot your
    Macintosh from that to use this software.

    So you can download the images to your current HD, unarchive them to get an image, then copy it to something bootable to reformat your main drive and install the OS.

    Any other OS is not free and will have to be purchased legaly or found someway else.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    thanks i will try it and report back.

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    what do i use to unarchive them? i have be trying today and have had no luck. the mac seems to not have the software it needs to make it work.

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    Should be self mounting. Did you download them direct to the mac or did they hit a PC first?

    Any mac file that hits a fat/fat32 drive will lose its resource fork (unless it is in a compressed *.sit file) and will not work anymore.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
    Boxed apps and games for the above systems
    Analog video capture cards/software and complete systems

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    i saved them to a pc first. the macs are not connected to the internet and im not sure how too use the internet on them or i don't know if my router is mac compatible? they do have ethernet ports. the mac speaks french so i don't know what i'm looking for. one thing i do know is the mac is running 7.5.3 in french.

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    Your router doesn't need mac support as almost all NIC's work the same way. i am not sure whether System 7.5.3 had the TCP/IP stack yet, but if it does, you should be OK.

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    i think it does have TCP/IP stack but there is still the problem of it is all in french and i don't understand french. plus i don't know macs. this is the first time i have had a mac and have to install an operating system.

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    hey neither do I, but maybe someone here can guide you though the menus to get ur internet set up, as my knowledge of older macs is limited.

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