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Old 10 October 2018, 15:37   #1
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Very noob question - running Amiga Os on an apple powerPC motherboard

Hi all,


I'm new to the amiga scene after having a few of them a couple decades ago! I was looking at the new Amiga OS and looked at the hardware requirement and noticed it requires a powerPC CPU.


So I was wondering, what is stopping me from installing Amiga OS on an apple MAC powerPC mboard such as this one:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-820...aGgP:rk:1:pf:0


I'm sure this is a stupid question with an obvious answer and I'd love to know!


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Old 10 October 2018, 15:44   #2
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You can run OS4 but only unofficial and there's no network support unless someone has worked on it and has to be mini Mac plus other problems research is needed first before buying etc.
your have to download from a torrent site etc

But best option fast PC and WinUae

Morph I think you can run on PPC Mac? Probably mini Mac again

Aros I don't think there is a Mac PPC version but there is a Raspberry version.
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Old 10 October 2018, 15:46   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Basically, even if the CPU itself does work, there won't be proper driver support in OS4 for the board. MorphOS (an alternative next-gen AmigaOS derivative) does support some Mac hardware although I don't know exactly which boards.
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Old 10 October 2018, 15:56   #4
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Thanks guys, the reason I ask is because I quite fancied setting up an actual system with amiga OS on as opposed to just using winuae. The supported motherboards from the amiga site are incredibly expensive! as well as out of stock.

I'd quite like to try using an old mac powerPC motherboard and seeing how it goes. I'll be sure to try MorphOS but I'm fully expecting there to be plenty of challenges along the way to try to get it working.
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Old 10 October 2018, 16:13   #5
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I'd quite like to try using an old mac powerPC motherboard and seeing how it goes. I'll be sure to try MorphOS but I'm fully expecting there to be plenty of challenges along the way to try to get it working.
MorphOS on a G4 Mac Mini is a piece of cake! It is designed to run on a Mac.

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...e+Search&gbv=2

OS4.x on a Mac Mini was known as the Moana project which got squashed very quickly.

A loader might still be floating around on SourceForge though. It's a driver thing - mostly the video driver - never makes it thru the install. Many peeps have tried it. Not.... gonna..... happen.

https://www.google.com/search?q=amig...ch&hl=en&gbv=1

https://amigaworld.net//modules/newb...e=flat&order=0

https://forum.amiga.org/index.php?topic=29520.0

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