Installing onto Power Mac G5
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    Kilsally
    Posts: 3 from 2023/10/17
    From: Northern Irela...
    Hi,

    I am completely new to MorphOS but used to tinkering and fixing various computers.
    I have got hold of a PowerMac for buttons and have tried to install MorphOS via USB stick.

    So I have followed the guide and put boot.img from the ppc64 folder in the root directory of the usb stick formatted to FAT32 (tried with 3 sticks, 32gb and 2gb) and also morphos.iso (renamed from morphos-3.18.iso) in the root directory.

    I boot to open firmware by pressing o, f, alt and apple key
    I type boot ud:,/boot.img bi umsd0:morphos.iso

    I get loading elf and then D0-QUISCE finished_

    And then nothing. Frozen, can't type anything else and just sits there.

    I can also access the usb stick with dir usb0/disk@1:,\ and see the contents ie boot.img and morphos.img
    So tried using that - boot usb0/disk@1:,\boot.img bi umsd0:morphos.iso - same thing happens, I get loading elf, d0-QUISCE finished_ and then nothing, seems to be frozen


    Imac G5 - PowerMac8.2 2GHz 1GB Ati Radeon 9600
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12086 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > Imac G5 - PowerMac8.2 2GHz 1GB Ati Radeon 9600

    This machine is unsupported. The only iMac supported is the iMac G5 iSight, which is PowerMac12,1. Your PowerMac8,2 is the iMac G5 ALS.

    https://www.morphos-team.net/hardware
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    Kilsally
    Posts: 3 from 2023/10/17
    From: Northern Irela...
    Oh that is a shame. No chance of future support for this model?
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    Paladin of the Pegasos
    koszer
    Posts: 1246 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    Quote:

    Kilsally wrote:
    Oh that is a shame. No chance of future support for this model?


    One can always hope...
  • »18.10.23 - 14:45
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    Kilsally
    Posts: 3 from 2023/10/17
    From: Northern Irela...
    Is that a forlorn hope? :/
  • »20.10.23 - 23:31
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