I have a Quicksilver G4 with a DVD reader in it, and an old G3 clamshell iBook. I understand you can hook a Firewire cable between them and using Target Mode, use the G4's DVD reader to install OS 10.4 on the Indigo clamshell (the clamshell only has a CD reader.)
That all sounds straight forward except I didn't realize until today that there's more than one type of Firewire cable. Sheer genius - make several types of cables and call them all Firewire - those Apple guys sure are smart! The G3 Indigo iBook has a Firewire port that uses an Ethernet type jack, I believe that's called an IEEE 1394c jack, catchy name for sure. The G4 Quicksilver has a different type, it looks like a 6 pin... what a mess...
Questions: what kind of cable hooks the two together?
I'm pretty handy with a soldering gun and I have some cables and have thought of making one since I only need it for a short time. Is there a pin diagram available?