Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
Several more NoBeige.com enthusiasts wrote in with notes about their move to Mac OS 8.6:
[reader un] Just a note that the following 5 extensions are no longer necessary under 8.6 with the Epson Stylus 600 and Parallel -> USB adapter:
The new USBPrintDriver extension handles the printing by itself. Note that with this new extension disabled, the printer won’t work even with all of the old extensions installed.
[reader deux] Like [reader 2] (see “Mac OS 8.6: Early Battle Reports“) I was also dumped into Open Firmware after installing 8.6 on my iMac, but I was luckily enough to fix the CATCH problem.
With a billion extensions loaded I thought what the hell, and ran the 8.6 installer, only to be dumped into Open Firmare upon restarting. I zapped the PRAM and restarted, still nothing. After starting the computer off the iMac software installer CD, I found the update on the iMac hard drive, and ran it again. After restarting this time, everything was fine.
I didn’t lose any data with this error, only a small bit of sanity. Still don’t know what exactly caused it. Hopefully by re-installing 8.5 [reader 2] hasn’t lost too much data either.