New information suggests that the problem may indeed more likely be due how Sprint and other NSPs handle certain routing requests - combined with Apple sending the request in a way that gets it turned down … Read more
Update: Several readers report back that this solution does work!
b. Regarding the problems with the Startup Disk control panel, Greg Neutra suggested trying the shareware utility called Set Startup instead. However, this utility appears to work only with SCSI drives, not IDE drives - which unfortunately are the ones most affected by this problem. (Thanks Jim Huddleston.)
Update: Meanwhile, Michael Alderete (of Be, Incorporated) informs me that "We have not abandoned Mac OS compatibility, we are simply planning to provide it by other means. Actually, it is not a single direction, but a couple of technologies." They will announce more details at their Be Developer Conference on May 10-11.
"Yes, we have already seen this, investigated, and verified it. It only occurs on 680x0 computers, and currently we are determining if we can get a fix for it before Mac OS 8.0. The engineers say they have already fixed it in Mac OS 8.0, but no word yet on a patch before that time.
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Update: Julian Miller of Script Software writes: "We think people should use the latest CopyPaste 3.3.1a and rearrange the loading order of extensions. This does not appear to be a CopyPaste problem." In … Read more
b. On a related note: Mike Engleman writes: "I'm running Mac OS 7.6.1 on a Power Mac 7200/90. Upon installing Free PPP 2.5v3, along with PPP Menu 2.0.2, Netscape began suddenly quitting and giving me Error 1 or Error 3 messages. I ran Norton, I zapped the PRAM and rebuilt the desktop. To no avail. … Read more