Complete new user query for a G5 PowerMac Model A1177
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 1 from 2020/1/20
    Hello

    I'm thinking about trying MorphOS for the first time, but would like to ask if a G5 PowerMac model A1177 would run MorphOS please?

    I have known of MorphOS but never before had a chance to try it, but I have been offered this series of MAC and would appreciate any comments on whether it will accept MorphOS now, or if this model may be supported in the future.

    Thank you for any advice / comments and thoughts given.
  • »20.01.20 - 18:36
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  • Jim
  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Jim
    Posts: 4912 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Quote:

    gebes wrote:
    Hello

    I'm thinking about trying MorphOS for the first time, but would like to ask if a G5 PowerMac model A1177 would run MorphOS please?

    I have known of MorphOS but never before had a chance to try it, but I have been offered this series of MAC and would appreciate any comments on whether it will accept MorphOS now, or if this model may be supported in the future.

    Thank you for any advice / comments and thoughts given.


    Lacks official support, but with the right video card and network card it should work.
    If you want open firmware access and dual boot capability (with OSX), an Apple X800GT would work for the video card.
    For a network card, apparently a generic Realtek RTL8168 based PCIe card would work.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »20.01.20 - 19:02
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 373 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    I got such a A1177 (PowerMac 11,2 w. 2.3 GHz dual core) working with an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (PC model) in 2nd PCIe slot (the Geforce needs to stay in slot 1) and an Abit AirPace AW-GE870 PCIe network card. The RTL8168-NIC I used before seemingly had problems with my GBit-switch.
    Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.13 / Void Linux / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
  • »20.01.20 - 22:01
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    koszer
    Posts: 1013 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    Jim wrote:
    If you want open firmware access and dual boot capability (with OSX), an Apple X800GT would work for the video card.



    The question is: did Apple ever make such gfx card? I've never heard of Apple X800GT at PCIe slot and AFAIK all the 11,2 PowerMacs were sold with nVidia cards.
  • »21.01.20 - 08:13
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