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Offline mingle

Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« on: November 06, 2010, 05:19:19 AM »
Hi,

I'm looking at picking up a Mac G4 on which to give MorphOS 2.6 a try, but I'm a bit stumped as to what model I should be looking at.

The MorphOS website mentions Power Macs 3,1 3,2 3,3 3,4 3,5 & 3,6, but how does this correspond to actual Apple Model numbers?

I'm a little confused and don't want to end up buying something that won't work.

Any help or pointers to lists, etc, would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Mike.
 

Offline kedawa

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 04:55:16 AM »
I'm not certain, but I believe the supported hardware is something like...

any G4 Mac mini
any G4 tower
1.25GHz or 1.42Ghz eMac

The 1.42GHz eMac is not officially supported, but as far as I can tell, it's identical to the 1.25GHz model in everything except clock speed.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2010, 04:57:17 AM by kedawa »
 

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Offline Iggy

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 06:44:19 PM »
An easier way to look at this (w/o using model #s).

1) All G4 Mac Minis.
2) 1.25 Ghz eMacs* with Radeon 9200 graphics (some educational models and all 1.42 Ghz models use Radeon 9600 - may work, but no 3D support) *Please note that there also is a 1.0 GHz variant of this model that was released exclusively to education.
3) All G4 AGP Powermacs (with a supported Apple video card or a supported video card that has been re-flashed with an Apple BIOS).
« Last Edit: November 08, 2010, 06:57:39 PM by Iggy »
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Offline Wilse

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2011, 10:58:44 PM »
Hi folks - first time I've posted here in over six months so apologies if I'm somewhat behind the curve.

Are G4 iBooks ever likely to be supported?

Cheers,

Offline Karlos

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 11:00:39 PM »
Quote from: Wilse;644945
Hi folks - first time I've posted here in over six months so apologies if I'm somewhat behind the curve.

Are G4 iBooks ever likely to be supported?

Cheers,


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Hey Rob, how's it gannin?
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Offline SACC-guy

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 11:01:38 PM »
you might get morphos 2.7, it has more improvements
 

Offline espenbo

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2011, 10:27:46 PM »
Hello

I wounder how good a Apple PPC G4 500MHz. would be with MorphOS?
http://www.finn.no/finn/torget/tilsalgs/annonse?finnkode=28838380
Is it worth buying it?

Espen Bø
 

Offline yakumo9275

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 10:54:35 PM »
better that a efika. thats a 3,1model and listed that ethernet does not work on 3,1 models.
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Offline espenbo

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 11:01:51 PM »
well if the ethernet is not working it's not worth it.

Espen
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 01:13:41 AM »
Quote from: Wilse;644945
Hi folks - first time I've posted here in over six months so apologies if I'm somewhat behind the curve.

Are G4 iBooks ever likely to be supported?

Cheers,


They're not saying much, but hints suggest no. Not sure why, though - the last of the G4 iBooks are nearly identical to the PowerBooks they're supporting.
 

Offline Wilse

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 12:42:14 PM »
Quote from: Matt_H;645355
They're not saying much, but hints suggest no. Not sure why, though - the last of the G4 iBooks are nearly identical to the PowerBooks they're supporting.


Booooooo!

Ah, well.

Offline Wilse

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 12:44:28 PM »
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Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2011, 01:58:29 PM »
Quote from: espenbo;645334
well if the ethernet is not working it's not worth it.

Unless if you happen to have a spare Realtek RTL8139C network card.