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Offline Roman323

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Further testing OS 9
« on: January 29, 2023, 06:56:31 PM »
Has this project been stalled ? Has anyone figured out how to get a 5,8 or 5,9 PowerBook G4 to boot OS 9? Or even a G5 ?

Was wondering if this project has stalled or not.

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Re: Further testing OS 9
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2023, 10:10:02 AM »
Has this project been stalled ? Has anyone figured out how to get a 5,8 or 5,9 PowerBook G4 to boot OS 9? Or even a G5 ?

Was wondering if this project has stalled or not.

Not sure what "project" you are referring to ?

As far as development being "stalled"... we have made massive gains in the last 3 years in the storage technology department for many G4s including that mac mini and desktop SATA cards (dosdude).

PowerBook 5,8 and 5,9 and G5s as discussed many times have newer hardware/chipsets that would require a massive undertaking. Even if we get OS 9 to boot, there is no practical application if there is no sound, no I/O, and usable video on an unsupported machine.  So I think at this point adding any new machines to our current "unsupported but usable under OS9" list will not happen, I am guessing this is as good as it gets :)

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Re: Further testing OS 9
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2023, 02:21:51 PM »
Has this project been stalled ? Has anyone figured out how to get a 5,8 or 5,9 PowerBook G4 to boot OS 9? Or even a G5 ?
I am guessing this is as good as it gets :)

I am still waiting test report what happens when somebody try boot with G5 1.6Ghz, with pair of 128 MB memorysticks, with PCI GPU-card (MacOS9-compatible):
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,5531.0.html

EDIT. I edited passive you to somebody.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 02:44:05 PM by teroyk »
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.

 


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