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Offline mt12345

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 09:37:34 AM »
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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.

http://www.everymac.com/ultimate-mac-lookup/?search_keywords=PowerMac3,4
 

Offline Yahoo (bot)

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2011, 06:22:35 PM »
Confirmed that MorphOS 2.7 works on Mac G4 450Mhz Cube, http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6835&forum=11&start=20

By me.  That's one of those funny looking pre-MacMini thingys,

The cube doesn't have onboard sound, AFAIK the Cube's external USB sound system dosn't work, I don't have one to test so unable to confirm.
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Offline Vlabguy1

Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2011, 09:16:45 PM »
Will a dual 500 work?

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Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2011, 09:27:39 PM »
Er.. Probably, the Sonnet series of accelerators for the PowerMacs seem to work OK, If you've already got one, try the Live CD, but I can't recommend you buy one :rtfm: just, you know, in case.
 

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Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2011, 09:50:49 PM »
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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.

IIRC, only the very last model of the G4 iBook has USB driven touchpad, like the supported G4 PowerBooks.  They might decide to support that one G4 iBook model, but probably not any of the other iBooks.  Matt is right when he says that there is no word on this from the MorphOS Dev. Team.

I am hoping that the next version of MorphOS will be available before my trip to AmiWest this year, and that it will support the G4 PowerBooks at that time.  We will just have to wait and see what is supported and when it the next release will arrive.
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Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 07:17:18 PM »
Spent months tracking down a G4 (dual cpu - digital audio - i think the graphite one), bought it, got it home, MorphOS wont boot - says console failed, I presume this means im not going to be seeing MorphOS :-((( confirmation?

So sadddddd, i KNEW i wouldnt be sop lucky to get one that actually ran it :-<

yeh its a dual G4 533mhz  with GeForce2 MX NVidia, looks like im screwed :(
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 07:48:20 PM »
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Spent months tracking down a G4 (dual cpu - digital audio - i think the graphite one), bought it, got it home, MorphOS wont boot - says console failed, I presume this means im not going to be seeing MorphOS :-((( confirmation?

So sadddddd, i KNEW i wouldnt be sop lucky to get one that actually ran it :-<

yeh its a dual G4 533mhz  with GeForce2 MX NVidia, looks like im screwed :(


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Re: Definitive Mac G4 list of supported model numbers?
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 07:51:26 PM »
You need a ATI Radeon to boot MorphOS, an ATI Rage would also work maybe even a Voodoo.

Offcourse only Mac-cards or PC-cards reflashed with a Mac-BIOS will do the trick.
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