Powermac G4 Quicksilver won't boot installer
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 2 from 2015/4/24
    I've been looking to install morphos on my powermac quicksilver but when I try booting the installer from any sort of media I get an error of some sort. When I try booting from a CD I get a white screen. When booting from USB I get the same thing, when booting from USB via openfirmware, I either get an error message or a white screen with a circle and cross in the middle. Am I doing anything wrong or would there be any alternative instructions?

    Powermac g4 Quicksilver 2002 dual 1ghz, 1gb of RAM, ATI Radeon 9000 pro gpu with 64mb of vram
  • »24.04.15 - 12:11
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    redrumloa
    Posts: 1423 from 2003/4/13
    Is this a known good system that will run OSX and/or Linux?
  • »24.04.15 - 12:39
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 2 from 2015/4/24
    For OSX yes, it is a native OS X machine that can run up to 10.5.8. For Linux, eh.. Yes and no. Some distros do work such as Ubuntu 14.04, MintPPC, and Debian. However others such as Yellow Dog, Fedora, and Ubuntu 12.04 give me the same white screen if I boot. However I can still manage to boot some of the installer images if I boot via open firmware.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/28
    From: USA
    Quote:

    FloppyMcDisk wrote:
    I've been looking to install morphos on my powermac quicksilver but when I try booting the installer from any sort of media I get an error of some sort. When I try booting from a CD I get a white screen. When booting from USB I get the same thing, when booting from USB via openfirmware, I either get an error message or a white screen with a circle and cross in the middle. Am I doing anything wrong or would there be any alternative instructions?

    Powermac g4 Quicksilver 2002 dual 1ghz, 1gb of RAM, ATI Radeon 9000 pro gpu with 64mb of vram


    I had this exact system.
    I cannot see any reason why you would have an issue.
    Sorry.
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  • »24.04.15 - 17:49
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