Operating System Specific Discussions => MorphOS => MorphOS -- Hardware requirements and availability discussion => Topic started by: LoadWB on June 18, 2015, 03:44:06 AM

Title: Installing on PowerMac 3,1 (400/AGP) hangs
Post by: LoadWB on June 18, 2015, 03:44:06 AM
I'm trying to load MorphOS 3.8 on a 400MHz AGP (ATI) PowerMac 3,1.  It gets a couple hundred files into the copy and hangs.

It has 512MB RAM and I've replaced the hard drive as the original was loud and dying.  I had this problem back with MorphOS 3.2 and just gave up for the time being (especially since the 3,1 wasn't fully supported.)

I suspect this hard drive is going bad, as well, even though it passes all tests.  Although, I suppose the problem could be (or could also be) the DVD drive.

Has anyone else come across this problem, and if so what was your resolution?  FWIW, I was able to do a full Windows XP installation on this drive, which is why I started leaning more toward the DVD drive being an issue.  I don't want to give up on this as I think it would make a nice MorphOS machine for someone.
Title: Re: Installing on PowerMac 3,1 (400/AGP) hangs
Post by: Yasu on June 18, 2015, 09:48:53 AM
You could try installing from a USB stick. There is an official guide at

I had the same problem once or twice on several machines, but it worked out by trying again, after a reboot.