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Offline WarPiper

PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« on: February 29, 2016, 12:07:54 AM »
I have acquired an old G4 Mac Mini that runs at 1.5Ghz with 512Mb ram and an 80Gb HD, Can anyone please let me know if the PPC Mac Mini is capable of running Amiga OS 4. I did see only one video on youtube about it, but he just showed it running, something called the mona loader which loaded up AOS 4 and gave no real install instructions. can anyone help me with this?
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Offline Sparky

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 12:35:56 AM »
Easy answer  : No.

Long answer : they probably could if they wanted to, but that wouldn't sell many over priced PPC boards to tie the OS to :-)

Longer answer : the Youtube video you saw is of an early hacked up (probably illegalz) release where it barely booted into 2D and no drivers for anything useful (who needs hard disks, network, keyboards, sound .... ?)
 

Offline danwood

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 01:04:51 AM »
You can run MorphOS on it though, another "next gen" Amiga-like OS that runs most of the same software.
 

Offline Methanoid

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 08:25:17 AM »
Quote from: danwood;804839
You can run MorphOS on it though, another "next gen" Amiga-like OS that runs most of the same software.


Some crappy Youtuber has a couple of videos you might wanna watch ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlO0QjDelCM
 

Offline Yasu

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 01:26:20 PM »
Also, it only worked for 4.0. With 4.1 it became impossible for some reason and the project was abandoned. MorphOS works fine though.

Offline kreciu

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 01:48:32 PM »
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Easy answer : No.

Why not? (I know the answer).
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Offline eliyahu

Re: PPC Mac Mini run AOS 4?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 04:37:59 PM »
@WarPiper

there was a project by acube systems many years back to port AOS 4.0 to earlier mac mini systems, but it was never approved by amiga, inc., and acube went on to focus on building newer SAM systems instead. if you're interested in something amiga-like, there's always MOS as pointed out in earlier posts.

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