Is triple boot possible on PowerMac
  • vox
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    vox
    Posts: 386 from 2003/11/25
    From: Belgrade
    Hi guys!

    Next month I am getting 40EUR expensive 1.25Ghz G4 PowerBook with R9200 and only 1GB RAM. Will try to expand the RAM.

    It comes with Leopard as all PowerMacs do. Would love to add Linux to it and I see its somewhat recommended in order to partition disk anyway. Then I would love to have MOS.

    I see dual boot guide for MACOSX and MOS https://library.morph.zone/Dual-boot_MorphOS_and_MacOS_X_on_a_Mac_Mini_G4#Installing_MorphOS_after_OSX
    BUT how to do third install beyond creating the partition and how to setup and run those triple boots?

    From Apples firmware?
    Is there any solution close to LILO?
    By booting via live discs to Linux and MOS?

    [ Edited by vox 11.08.2018 - 19:37 ]
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  • »11.08.18 - 18:37
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  • vox
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    vox
    Posts: 386 from 2003/11/25
    From: Belgrade
    Thanks!

    I am also able to get quad core G5 2.5 GHz for 100$. Any idea when will (one core) it be supported in MOS?
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  • »11.08.18 - 19:48
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 813 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    vox wrote:
    Thanks!

    I am also able to get quad core G5 2.5 GHz for 100$. Any idea when will (one core) it be supported in MOS?



    We have no idea when/if ever it gets supported by MorphOS. I wouldn't hold my breath for it.
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1042 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    Quote:

    vox wrote:
    Thanks!

    I am also able to get quad core G5 2.5 GHz for 100$. Any idea when will (one core) it be supported in MOS?


    There are no plans to support it.

    You might want to try out MacOS and Linux on your Powerbook first before you commit to a quad-core G5, which does consume a lot of power even when it is powered off.

    In my opinion, the best Mac to run MorphOS right now is probably a Powerbook with 128MB of graphics memory. It can be used as both a mobile and desktop machine (just close the lid after pressing the power on button and the internal display remains switched off). The performance is comparable to a lower-end PowerMac G5 but the fan noise and power consumption are notably better.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9838 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > a quad-core G5 [...] does consume a lot of power even when it is powered off.

    A powered-off device consuming power? How would that work?
  • »11.08.18 - 22:10
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1042 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > a quad-core G5 [...] does consume a lot of power even when it is powered off.

    A powered-off device consuming power? How would that work?


    Well, when I wrote "powered off", I did not mean "cut off from power".

    Either way, do not take my word for it:
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/121035
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  • vox
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    vox
    Posts: 386 from 2003/11/25
    From: Belgrade
    Quote:

    ASiegel wrote:
    Quote:

    vox wrote:
    Thanks!

    I am also able to get quad core G5 2.5 GHz for 100$. Any idea when will (one core) it be supported in MOS?


    There are no plans to support it.

    Too bad, its cheap compared to its quite modern specs (RAM, PCI-E ...), its an x1000-x5000 killer. Plus raw single core G5 2.5GHz + PCI-E RadeonHD performance could do wonders in MOS 3.11+ and would give a great boost in linux and MacOS X.

    With G5, iMacs and even x1000 there seems to be some more hardware space left for MOS "to do" before or even after x86 tranistion (in PPC version). A MOS4 64-bit PPC version for G5, x1000, x5000 supporting multicore and 8GB RAM would also be great, if possible, equalizing MOS there to MacOS X and Linux.

    Surely,I will enjoy the PowerBook too and MOS is a champ on 1GB.

    [ Edited by vox 12.08.2018 - 07:37 ]
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  • »12.08.18 - 04:29
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1766 from 2003/2/24
    /my guess

    Current and voltage are out a sync, hence energy direction is changing 100times/s.

    A cheap meter that will only do current*voltage=power will fail here.

    The meter of the provider will notice that and you'll only pay the actual difference, but they also hate that kind of "Blindstrom" as it does put load onto the cables.

    Basically anything that isn't a simple resistor has this issue and providers insist that bigger customers cancel it out on their side.
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