How to run MorphOS on unsupported iMAC G5
  • Butterfly
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    Flash
    Posts: 66 from 2019/11/1
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?
    I have mine with pcie eth card (Realtek) and pcie Wi-Fi card (atheros) running okay from at least mos 3.13 release.
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2017 from 2003/2/24
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    Flash wrote:
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?



    Since non of those can run MorphOS out of the box I doubt that ever to happen.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11294 from 2003/5/22
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    > The main reason iMac G5 isight isn't officially supported is that there
    > are plenty of other iMac G5 variants that don't work at all to run
    > MorphOS, so you basically are on your own to look one up that works.

    Isn't this the same as with eMac and PowerBook G4?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 491 from 2009/9/8
    is it possible to use the webcam and internal microphone in the iMac?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 292 from 2003/7/26
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    Thanks for the question, I would love to know the answer to this too.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Posts: 616 from 2007/10/23
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  • Jim
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    Quote:

    Kronos wrote:
    Quote:

    Flash wrote:
    Hi Frank,
    What about G5 quad official support ?



    Since non of those can run MorphOS out of the box I doubt that ever to happen.




    ? All I changed was my video card, and my quad is running MorphOS fine (I still need a network or wireless card). 8 GBs of memory (w/ >6 going to waste), but no problem leaving it all in place. I did have trouble trying to install a CMI based audio card and a SiI3132 PCI Express SATA controller card, but I'll try those again now that I have it running.

    Not enough expansion slots and they are too close together (wide video cards cover the nearby slot).
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 10 from 2021/1/31
    Hi there, why does the G5-20" work and the G5-17" 1,9Ghz (x600pro) not?
    What hardware is the problem on the 17" model? Thx
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2328 from 2003/3/5
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    There are subtle changes between the models and even production runs of the same model. We've had enough of the hardware to look into the 20" but not the 17".
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    At Geit@Home I wanted to show Frank my 17", we will try next time...
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  • vox
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    Posts: 468 from 2003/11/25
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    Quote:

    sailor wrote:
    inspired by zukow thread about powermac G5 here is some info about MorphOS 3.12 on unsupported iMac G5/2.1 (PowerMac12.1):



    Ran into really cheap same iMac G5 model and happy to report I am typing this from Wayfarer

    So far very elegant and nice experience with MorphOS 3.15 and Crysalis, thanks to everyone involved.


    [ Edited by vox 22.03.2021 - 17:54 ]
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