MorphOS : : Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of Power Mac Support
Posted By: ASiegel. on 2010/10/10 7:48:22
Release of MorphOS 2.6 & Introduction of Power Mac SupportThe MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.6 introducing support of Power Mac G4 systems. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

We strongly urge owners of Power Mac computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.6 is available for download in our files section.
 
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    Great news !

    Congratulations.

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    Yeah, you have all done a great job!!!
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    Thanks for the great work!!!
    I was worried that you woulden't release 2.6 befor the Meeting in Bad Bramstedt. But now everything is fine.
    What is new in OWB 1.10?

    [ Edited by ThePlayer On 2010/10/10 13:49 ]
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    Wow! No wonder irc has been so quiet lately.. no slacking :) Great job guys this is a big step.
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    Oh come one, that's why it's called read me to read it :D

    Great one MorphOS Team, let me have my breakfast and I'm going to buy a licence for my 5 days old son - the youngest MorphOS user ever :D
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    Great ! Time to fire up the Powermac ! And to put some money on my paypal account so I can by a license for it.
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  • Andreas_Wolf
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    > Wow! No wonder irc has been so quiet lately..

    I don't use IRC but when some two weeks ago Itix said on the MorphOS mailing list that it was too late to fix a certain bug in 2.6 I knew the release was imminent.
    Now let's see how the amount of MorphOS users increases with the new PowerMac G4 support :-)
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    Why not risk a look into the OWB readme? :)

    Geit
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    Just installed on a Mac Mini.
    Easy and straightforward as ever.

    Thanks to all involved.
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    I don't use IRC but when some two weeks ago Itix said on the MorphOS mailing list that it was too late to fix a certain bug in 2.6 I knew the release was imminent.


    Yup. I picked up on that also, hence my spidey-sense was tingling. ;-)
    Guess it takes a couple of weeks of testing the finalised ISO for installation issues.

    Thanks MorphOS Team, you've done it again :-D
    Now I just need to find 111 Euros for a second license. I wonder who'll get the 1000th user license...
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    CONGRATULATIONS MorphOS team, great work ! :-)
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    Fantastic!!! I install it now to my efika
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    Cool, good job guys!
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    Awesome! Thx ppl! My MDD will make its money worth at last :)
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    Great job, thanks.
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    Hello.
    Someone works normally sound on eMac? For me it is also half quieter tone :(
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    After a flawless install onto my Peg2 and Mac Mini, I'm have a bit of trouble with my Peg1-

    On my Peg1 with a small boot partition, and a separate ICE formated system disk, it doesn't seem to be updating the actual bootpeg1.img/boot.img

    Tried replacing the ice formats with standard sfs ones, now does not loadwb asking for z.library 51 or higher
    Has anyone else had any problems with Peg1?


    Edited again to add: Got it working! Not quite sure what happened there... I think I may test to see if I can get it working with ICEFS..

    [ Edited by stephen_robinson On 2010/10/10 21:50 ]

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    MorphOS installer never copies the boot.img to non sys: partitions beside on Mac systems where its copied to hfs parttition.

    If you have the boot.img on a separate partition you must copy it by hand from sys:boot.img to the desired drive after installation or your system will fail booting on reboot.

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    D'oh, I have to be more cautious in the future =P
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    YEAH!

    MorphOS Team did it once again, as always. Wether we reach world domination or not this time, this is top class effort. Thanks Team!
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    Great! My Pegasos2/G4 has been already updated. No problems, no unexpected events. Thank you MOSTeam! :)
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    :bloons: Congrats Team MorphOS! :bloons:

    THX! keep up teh good work!
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    It's time to search for a used PowerMac!
    Thanx Mos Team!
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    Ooooohhh!!! Almost on my birthday.... :-)
    Well done and thanks MorphOS Team!!!
    Tested on a Quicksilver with Sonnet 1.8 and though I have a Radeon with 32 (!!) meg great feedback and responsiveness!! I'm going for a better g-card.... and a new license, of course!
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    Thanks for the update and keep up the good work! I noticed I seem to have a much sharper image with my mini connected to a Philips LCD TV...
    I hope that now focus will be on the PowerBooks G4! :-P

    Kind regards,
    Andrea
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    Same here, quietly waiting with my latest gen PowerBook G4 ... reading up on the details for the latest 2.x upgrades every time ...
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    Great !!! Cant wait to install it, but my macmini doesnt want to read burned cds now ? All original works fine, any special media recomended ?
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    I think you can boot from the iso file directly. Extract the boot.img from the iso and put it to your boot partition (but *keep* your old boot.img as long as the update is not finished!) and put the iso just somewhere.
    Enter OF and type boot boot26.img bi="DH?:MorphOS-2.6.iso"
    That one should boot right off the iso w/o the need of a cdr.
    Alternatively you should be able to boot off a usb stick. Just extract the iso to a usb pen, put the boot.img to boot: and enter
    boot boot26.img bi="usbscsi0:" (or what ever device name your usb pen gets).

    Note: I got trouble to do it that way on my mini. OF syntax seems to be quite different on Mac in comparision to Peg/Efika. I was not even able to even get a list of the disk with my Peg/Efika based knowledge of the OF. Default boot path links here to a firewire-device, only the macboot command starts the boot process...

    [ Editiert durch Zylesea Ein 2010/10/15 12:51 ]
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    devalias command lists all devices.
    Boot hd:\boot.img rd bi=DH3:MorphOS.iso. This will boot MorphOS on a Mac Mini, for Power Mac you might want to change "hd" to something diffrent. Note that boot.img should be the same like the one inside ISO.
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    I've downloaded it and installed it on my G4 800MHz Powermac and on first sight I'm very impressed. I'm normally an OS4 user and I've been waiting for this release for ages.
    So far, I'm certainly not disappointed.
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    @Thread

    I just stuck the MorphOS 2.6 install CD that I burned into my old 400 MHz PowerMac G4 and after holding the left alt to get it to recognize the CD, it booted, installed and ran flawlessly. I now have a new computer that really didn't cost me anything.

    The friend that gave me the old PowerMac was impressed too. (He stood there and watched as I did the install!)
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    Thanks, I try when i get home from work later!! MOS truly rocks !
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