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    PPCenby
    Posts: 16 from 2022/12/4
    Hi! My name is Ilia. I'm a 32-year old transfeminine enby nerd and a big fan of both vintage and non-x86 computer architectures. I've got an account on Macintosh Garden as PPCenby and kinda wish I registered that username here, but compulsively entered one I use elsewhere... Mods?

    Well, after lurking here and occasionally running the MorphOS demo for years, I recently acquired a "silent upgrade" Mac Mini G4. Just hours ago I finally took the plunge and registered my new MorphOS 3.17 installation on that machine! The previous owner upgraded it with a 120GB SSD and I upgraded the optical drive to a Superdrive after the combo drive quickly failed during the initial install attempt.

    After some initial confusion with the partitioning scheme, I set it up to dual boot the latest version of MorphOS with Mac OS X 10.3.9. "But wait!" I hear some of you say; "the 'silent upgrade' logic board only supports 10.4.2 minimum!" While this is officially true, it's nothing a little open firmware magic couldn't subvert... Just change the 'model' and 'compatible' properties to indicate PowerMac10,1 (instead of 10,2) and hand off the boot to the older version of the OEM Mac Mini install disc, which will pass its checks and graciously install itself onto your souped-up Mini, none the wiser! ;)
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    jarokuczi
    Posts: 18 from 2016/12/6
    Welcome. Is there any advantage of using 10.3 rather than 10.4?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1491 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    @ jarokuczi - None that I can think of, and in any case Mac OSX Tiger can be downloaded for free from Wayback Machine - Mac Tiger search, as can Leopard 10.5.x from the Wayback Machine - Mac Leopard Search

    I prefer 10.4.11 Tiger as you can run Classic 9 applications and Mac OSX software on it, which you can't on Leopard, as most will probably know anyway. 8-)
    MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.18+,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 788 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    You are welcome!
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1 17", MorphOS 3.18
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.18
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    Templario
    Posts: 539 from 2012/4/28
    You are welcome to this hobby and it is interesting different sensibilities in Amiga and MorphOS world.
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1371 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
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    PPCenby wrote:
    I've got an account on Macintosh Garden as PPCenby and kinda wish I registered that username here, but compulsively entered one I use elsewhere... Mods?

    The user name has been changed. You will need to use the new name for logging in.
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    PPCenby
    Posts: 16 from 2022/12/4
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    jarokuczi wrote:
    Welcome. Is there any advantage of using 10.3 rather than 10.4?

    Smaller memory footprint (bearing in mind the Mini's 1GB ceiling and how memory-hungry OS X applications tend to be compared with MorphOS), better bundled software suite imo, and better, more compatible Classic environment by most accounts.
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    ASiegel wrote:
    The user name has been changed. You will need to use the new name for logging in.

    Thank you so much! I had some initial difficulty logging back in, but that seems to have been sorted out.

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    Here's a question for y'all: How do I get my MorphOS installation to show up in the Startup Disk chooser in OS X, so I don't have to hold option every time I want to boot into MorphOS? I thought about selecting the "OS X startup" option for my existing Boot partition, but will this damage my existing installation?

    [ Edited by PPCenby 12.12.2022 - 13:09 ]
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    tolkien
    Posts: 503 from 2013/5/29
    Go to the end of this link and read about booting from MorphOS first. Is for mac mini and it worked in my PowerMac g5 too.


    Dual boot

    [ Editado por tolkien 12.12.2022 - 22:20 ]
    MorphOS: PowerMac G5 - PowerBook G4 - MacMini.
    Classic: Amiga 1200/060 - A500 PiStorm
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    PPCenby
    Posts: 16 from 2022/12/4
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    tolkien wrote:
    Dual boot

    Thanks! I actually found that just now, probably right when you posted, and it totally worked! Because of my new Superdrive being hardwired as master on the IDE bus, I had to set my IDE-SSD adapter to slave, and because of that, my open firmware now thinks the CD is the HDD and vice-versa, so it takes more poking around than usual to get these things right!
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1491 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    Quote:

    PPCenby wrote: Here's a question for y'all: How do I get my MorphOS installation to show up in the Startup Disk chooser in OS X, so I don't have to hold option every time I want to boot into MorphOS?

    I don't use a Startup Disk in OSX, and I rarely use MacOSX anyway . . . but . . . I see you found the
    MorphOS Library - Dual Booting MorphOS_and_MacOS_X on a Mac Mini
    MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.18+,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5
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    PPCenby
    Posts: 16 from 2022/12/4
    I figured out how to override the default devaliases in open firmware, so now hd really points to the hd and cd really points to the cd. One minor peculiarity still remains, however... Even though the eject cd command now works properly within open firmware, the mouse button shortcut on startup still doesn't do anything. A minor inconvenience, I know, but can anyone shed some insight into whether I could possibly restore this functionality? Could it have something to do with the fact that the devalias for ide1 won't change to the default path for ide0 when I try to set that?
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 3015 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Afair lmb is handled by OSX when it starts booting, not by OF. So if you’re booting MorphOS or Linux, the lmb won’t do a thing.
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    PPCenby
    Posts: 16 from 2022/12/4
    Ah, thanks for the info! So I didn't overlook something, after all! :)
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    Welcome!
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