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Offline Andre.Siegel

The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.6 introducing support of PowerMac G4 systems. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge owners of PowerMac computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.6 is available for download in our files section.

Source: http://www.morphos-team.net
 

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Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 09:22:13 AM »
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.6 introducing support of PowerMac G4 systems. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge owners of PowerMac computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.6 is available for download in our files section.
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of Power Mac Support
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 11:08:52 AM »
Relayed from MorphZone.org:

"The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.6 introducing support of Power Mac G4 systems. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge owners of Power Mac computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.6 is available for download in our files section."
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline Karlos

Re: Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 12:11:51 PM »
Sorry Piru, you were pipped to the post by 11 minutes. However, as your announcement contained some additional useful info, I merged it in :)
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Offline theformula

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 12:57:57 PM »
Just Installed on my G4 Digital Audio  and It Flys! Thanks for bringing an old machine back to life!
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Offline Boot_WB

Re: Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 01:11:02 PM »
Quote from: Piru;583826
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.6 introducing support of PowerMac G4 systems. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge owners of PowerMac computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.6 is available for download in our files section.


Great news - MorphOS team continues to bring us Good Things (TM). :-D

released 10/10/10@10:10 - just couldn't resist a binary release date eh?

Thanks Piru, I look forward to installing on my Powermac (MDD/Dual1GHz) and updating my Mac Mini. Best regards to the rest of the team.

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I look forward to testing the Envy24HT audio drivers for the Terratec Phase 22 and Aureon Sky cards (picked up in anticipation of this release). I'll let you know how digital in/out performs on the Phase22 so you can update the "supported cards" section of your website (as digital i/o on the Phase22 did NOT work under OSX (10.4.2) with the Terratec-supplied drivers).
Mac Mini G4 (1.5GHz, 64MB VRam, 1GB Ram): MorphOS 3.6
Powerbook 5.8 (15", 1.67GHz, 128MB VRam, 1GB Ram): MorphOS 3.8.

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Offline spihunter

Re: Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 01:22:47 PM »
Sweet! Thanks guys. I'm browsing Criagslist for a Power Mac now... Hell I might get one for free from a friend of mine!
 

Offline cv643d

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2010, 03:18:28 PM »
On schedule and rocking! congrats! :)
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Offline Everblue

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 03:21:39 PM »
Omfg yeah!
 

Offline Templario

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 03:59:51 PM »
Congratulations for MorphOS users.
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Offline Crom00

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 04:01:35 PM »
This is great news. ETA on G5 support?
 

Offline Andre.Siegel

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 04:20:59 PM »
Quote from: Crom00;583882
This is great news. ETA on G5 support?


Not anytime soon. I am sure many 'power users' will be rather pleased with accelerated Power Mac G4 systems, however.
 

Offline kd7ota

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 04:35:59 PM »
This is awsome!! :)

I actually bought a mac mini 1.25ghz off ebay for $130. Never have I ever tried MorphOS hands on, and I am pretty psyched. Now 2.6 rolls out.

Great job guys!
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Offline Everblue

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 05:08:26 PM »
Just tried to install it but didnt work. I got to where you select the HDD, and it is not displayed in there. Needless to say with OSX I did not have any of these problems.

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Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of PowerMac Support
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 06:34:07 PM »
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Just tried to install it but didnt work. I got to where you select the HDD, and it is not displayed in there. Needless to say with OSX I did not have any of these problems.

:(
You could try couple of things:
1. Check that the devices are correctly jumpered for master/slave. MorphOS might be pickier about this.
2. You could try different 80-pin ATA cable. Mac OS X might be able to downgrade the DMA modes in case of flaky cable.
3. You could try the HDD connected to a different ATA connector. Many Power Mac models have multiple ATA controllers.

Also we'd be interested to hear the exact model of the system, full showconfig and pciscan verbose output.
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