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Authored by: mustang_dvs on Aug 02, '07 12:54:42PM
The 'hold-down mouse button to eject insert-able media' trick only dates back to the introduction of Open Firmware.

Prior to that, you needed a paper clip or to press the physical button on the drive before the OS booted.

As for the Mac 128k, you're probably thinking of the behavior that you would encounter when booting a Macintosh with a non-system disk in the floppy drive: it would eject at the Happy Mac.

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Not quite that old
Authored by: delight1 on Aug 04, '07 09:35:10AM

i had an old power mac running 7.5.1 (and one that ran 7.5.5 before that), the BOTH could eject discs on boot. and i don't think open firmware was being used back when macs were in two pieces and lacking usb ports XP



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