Author Topic: ibook g3 & ibook g4s X machines - any running mac os 9 perfectly?  (Read 1521 times)

supernova777

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http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/index-ibook.html

i know alot of people were trying + having problems with the ibook g4s + imic roms
did anyone ever try the imic modified rom on any of the ibook g3s?

ok i see the highest ibook g3 was the 900 + it still ran mac os 9 -- DUhhhh ;)
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ibook/specs/ibook_900.html

looks like a cute little machine for light midi apps


question: does that extended desktop hack for these machines work in 9?? or is that x only?
that would be sweet to have this as a portable little 9 machine..using it with a usb keyboard.. + attached to
a bigger display when using it at home...

supernova777

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Re: ibook g3 & ibook g4s X machines - any running mac os 9 perfectly?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 01:31:36 PM »
http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capability/macs-that-support-macos-9-classic.html

was there no success with running mac os 9 on any IBook G4??


Offline Veneteaou

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Re: ibook g3 & ibook g4s X machines - any running mac os 9 perfectly?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 11:33:34 AM »
From everything I've tried and read, G4 iBooks can indeed be reworked to boot into 9. The problem is that hardware drivers (namely, video card drivers and IIRC power/energy management) don't play nice, making them pretty much useless.

A really good start would be a working OS9 driver for the Radeon 9200 and 9550/9600 graphics cards. Open source drivers exist for x86 systems, but maybe porting those to OS9 would be manageable for someone with a little programming skill. I don't know about power management, but without those drivers the system runs at 100% and gets really hot.

And while we are dreaming, we may as well throw some Airport Extreme OS9 drivers into the mix.

supernova777

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Re: ibook g3 & ibook g4s X machines - any running mac os 9 perfectly?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2015, 01:26:29 PM »
i think the answer is no. no 100% success. as you said. because of this radeon 9200 driver behaving strangely..