Questions tagged [powerpc]

PowerPC is the name of a RISC architecture for CPUs created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

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Mac App To Make External HDD Bootable

Instead of using DiskMaker, is there another app to make Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5 (ppc) bootable without creating a bootable usb? I want to copy all the contents of the Mac OS X Install DVD straight to ...
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Install Mac OS X Tiger (PPC) to External HDD with an Intel Mac

I’m running 10.11 on my MacBook Pro and I’m wondering if it is possible to install a PPC OS X to an external HDD using an intel MacBook? Or is there an app that I can use to accomplish this?
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App Store never work and said no longer supported on el Capitan 10.11.6 (power pc?) on intel mac book pro mid 2015

Having formatted my internal hard drive to do a clean installation of El Capitan 10.11.6, I encounter the following problem with the app store unusable this application returns the message: Can not ...
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How can I reinstall Mac OS 9 on a G3 PowerBook's original hard drive?

I have a PowerBook G3 from 2000 or so and would like to put Mac OS 9 on it for nostalgia reasons. There are games that simply don't perform well with SheepShaver, plus networking with SheepShaver isn'...
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iMac G4 fails to boot - dissolve to white screen

Anyone seen this before? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGbHLSrdS5Q Basically, I replaced the hard drive as the previous one had started throwing errors, and making knocking noises. Is the white ...
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Check PowerPC HDD for faulty sectors

I have a iMac G4 that doesn't boot, so I'd like to check the HDD for faulty sectors. Are there any utilities featured on the Leopard installation disk I can use for this purpose? For instance, can dd ...
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How can I run MAME on an iMac G4 (PowerPC)

I'd like to install and run MAME binaries on an iMac G4 (PowerPC), and information on this seems to be very limited. Official MAME pages link to two pages related to Power PC Macs. Apple Macintosh OS ...
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How to clean install Mac OS X on an iMac G5 with new HDD?

I have bought an old iMac G5 (A1145, iSight 20") from a friend and there was no OS installed on it. So now I want to make a clean/new OS X installation. I created an install USB (with Tiger 10.4.6) ...
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Identifying what PowerMac I have

I'm having issues identifying what type of PowerMac G4 Quicksilver I have. Looking at the stickers on the machine, I initially come to the conclusion that the machine is a Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (...
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Is there a Mac equivalent of DOSBox?

I was trying to run some old software on my Air today and I got these messages: You can't open the application because the classic environment is no longer supported. You can't open the ...
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iTunes accidentally deleted on iMac G5 with OS X 10.4.11 - how to install iTunes?

I accidentally deleted iTunes on my old iMac G5 running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11. It is not in the trash, and I would really like to get it back. I tried getting the latest version of iTunes available ...
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How do I identify what PowerPC apps I use?

I have a Mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.8 still installed on it and am seriously considering installing Mountain Lion. I’ve read that from Lion onwards PowerPC apps can no longer run. My questions are: ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on PowerMac G5 without the CD

I have managed to install Ubuntu onto my PowerMac G5 by changing the graphics card, but it will not start up again unless I use the CD. Any suggestion on how to make Ubuntu boot without the CD?
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OSX ownership options for PowerPC iMac

I was given a iMacG4 (PowerPC) and intend to give to an 8 year old for the purpose of web browsing and exploring python. I would like to gain administrative (sudo) privilege. Although I have ...
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Installing OS X 10.1 “Puma” on new HDD from CD onto a iBook G3

Found an old iBook G3 M6497 at an estate sale, so I bought it for $2 in hopes to restore it to its original glory. It did not come with any install or recovery disks. This is my first purchase of a ...
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Does anybody know of a repository or resource that has all of the correct filenames for Tetris on PowerPC for macintosh System 7?

Someone at my school brought in a functioning Macintosh Classic running System 7 today that he bought off of Ebay. We were looking around on the applications that were already loaded on it and didn't ...
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Jailbreak an iPad 1 on a PowerMac G4?

Is it possible to jailbreak an iPad 1 on a PowerPC? I've tried Greenpois0n on PowerPC, but for some reason that doesn't work, so is there any other software I can use? (iPad is running iOS 5)
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Can't Open Applications on Old Mac (OS X 10.4)

I have a strange problem. I'm having to use an old PowerPC G4 in order to use DVD Studio Pro for a project I'm working on for a client. I have to use an old Mac and OS because the version of DVD ...
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Can I install Windows (and if so, which one) on my Power Mac G5 tower

Can I install Windows (and if so, which one) on my Power Mac G5 tower? I know the maximum Mac OSX that can be installed is Leopard as I think, so it would be better to run some windows on it. Do you ...
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PowerBook G4 vs reallity [closed]

I have Powerbook G4 17" (OSX 10.5.8.) It's too slow for almost everything, ima using Adobe cs3 package (it's workable for basic stuff), web browsers doesent suport that version (not even Chrome), ...
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Check if G5 is a SMP one?

How do I check if a G5 PPC mac has 2 CPUs or not? When booting it up under Linux (Debian 8) only one CPU seems to be detected: cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 cpu : PPC970FX, altivec ...
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How to make a Mac OS X .app with a shell script?

I tried following a few tutorials, but I get this: How can I fix this? I added in a info.plist (I just copied and pasted another app's file, and changed around a few things.) Also, I used chmod +x ...
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How does OS X detect a PowerPC application?

I use an application called Anki for learning foreign languages and professional terminology. This app creates a default folder in /Users/user/Documents/Anki, which I did not want. You can circumvent ...
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Is there any way to run a PowerPC video game (Call Of Duty United Offensive) on Mavericks?

My MacBook is running Mavericks (10.9.5). I dug out my old "Call Of Duty United Offensive" video game and thought I'd give it a whirl. Turns out it's PowerPC based and Mavericks does not have ...
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Use open firmware mode with external monitor (Powerbook G4)

I am trying to install Debian from USB to a Powerbook G4 with a broken screen. If I boot to the Mac, the external monitor works without problems. But in boot select mode (holding down 'alt' at startup)...
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How to run a Tiger 10.4.11 virtual machine?

I need to access some .omf files, which were originally created in an old version of AVID DV. As far as I know, this software only ran on Tiger PPC Macs. The PowerMac PPC G5 I originally used is on it'...
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How long does it normally take for a 700MB update to install?

I've been waiting for a little over an hour for it to install. I am using a PowerMac G5 dual-core with leopard.
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Uninstall Windows Virtual PC

I was looking for Parallels in DreamSpark earlier on today and thought I would install 'Windows Virtual PC' since I found it. The only issue is I have installed it on Yosemite (2015 MBP) and Finder ...
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Will Mac OSX 10.5.4 or 10.5.8 run on a PowerMac g5 quad?

I would like to know because I am going to get the highest version that will run on this specific Mac...
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Can I run a disc image of a cloned Tiger or Leopard PPC drive on a modern Intel Mac via virtualization software?

I have a PowerMac G5 PPC running Tiger and an old, white, Santa Rosa MacBook running Leopard. If I create cloned disc images of these OS drives, will I be able to run them in VMWare Fusion/Parallels/...
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How can I run Windows Software .exe on a PowerBook G4?

I have an old PowerBook G4 12" with 1,25 GHz and 786 MB RAM, actually MacOS X 10.4.11 is installed. I'd like to give it to my son, but he likes (among others) to use learning games/software, which ...
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PowerPC desktop Mac black screen fault?

Since upgrading to Yosemite, the screen on our PowerPC desktop Mac is totally black and the light on the bottom right of the monitor flashes 'dot dash dot' repeatedly. We can't seem to find a solution ...
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SSD In iMac G4 not recognized

I recently bought an SSD and an IDE to SATA adapter. I've installed these into my iMac G4 (it's the 20" 1.25GHz model) neither the Leopard installer or Disk Utility will recognize it. The SSD is ...
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PowerPC applications no longer supported MacBook Lion

I have an interactive DVD that came with one of my college course books. I need to use this for some homework. When I try to open its says I can't run start projector because PowerPC applications are ...
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Rosetta under Yosemite?

Is there any simple way to run rosetta under Yosemite? If not, am I correct that Snow Leopard Server will run on Parallels (and it seems this is the 'legit' way, I'd like to be 100% legal), and that ...
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g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
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Any way to update OSX 10.4's Bash version?

I'm running Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-release (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) on a PowerMac (non-Intel) G5. I often connect to the internet, but not as a server and I believe my version of Bash is vulnerable ...
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Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
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Looking for OS X 10.5.8

I am trying to restore G5 Mac for audio recording purposes. I believe the hard drive has failed and I will need to replace it. My research on this computer shows the latest compatible OS X to be 10.5....
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Is there TRIM support in OS X 10.6.9 for PowerPC?

A friend of mine has a PowerBook running 10.6.9. To give it another lease of life, he'd like to install an SSD. Question is: does OS X on PPC have TRIM support?
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Java 7 on PowerPc

I have several powermac G4 computers running leopard, and would like to use them as a test environment for my Java 7 based applications. I have looked online a bit but could not find any way to ...
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How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
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How to access internet on an Apple iBook G3 without Airport Card?

I got an old Apple iBook (second generation G3 if I'm not mistaken) without an Airport Card. Are there any other options to access the internet on it besides the ethernet port? Could I share the WiFi ...
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PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions

My school IT guy tried helping me with an issue with my old PowerBook G4. I just got it from my friend because he had no use for it and he didn't know the password. I tried resetting the password and ...
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How to keep my PowerPC Macbook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 Leopard secure?

I have a pretty fast and good Macbook Pro with PowerPC chips inside. I cannot upgrade to newer operating systems anymore, and do not receive any upgrades anymore. Therefore, I an concerned about how ...
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Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
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Best lightweight browser for OS X 10.4.11 iBook G4

I have an iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 and I really would like to watch youtube videos, but it is very choppy and generally impossible to watch! I've read over this thread: http://forums.macrumors....
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Two-fingered right click on iBook G4 OS X Tiger PPC

I have a PPC iBook G4 and really would like to be able to have the two-fingered click to secondary-click functionality. I did a lot of googling, but nothing really came up, mostly stuff for other ...
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Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
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Powerpc apps on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9

I have several Power PC apps that will no longer work with OS X 10.9. How can I remove them from my MAC?