View Full Version : How to run Panther on a 25MHz Centris 650

Oct 25, 2004, 10:22 AM
Category: Apple Software
Link: How to run Panther on a 25MHz Centris 650 (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20041025112258)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by Mudbug

Oct 25, 2004, 10:24 AM
this made me smile.

why do people climb mountains? because they're there.
why would you do this? because with a little work, you can.

I wanna see the xbench score :D

Oct 25, 2004, 11:07 AM
I love the last thing he says
"Resurrecting my Mac II (68020 with FPU) in order to get an even slower machine booting OSX. I expect to have this done by the time longhorn ships."

Hahaha, which means a LONG time from now.

Little Endian
Oct 25, 2004, 01:01 PM
I was thinking about doing something like this except I wanted to see how PearPC works on my mac through VPC. Pointless yes..... but it's all about the just because I can fact.

Oct 25, 2004, 01:54 PM
Hmm... I wonder if a new version of PearPC could cut that boot time in half - from 6.6 days to 3.3 days. That's a huge improvement compared to a boot time improvement on my iMac with the bootcache working vs. not working: 60 sec without, 30 sec with. Try the same thing on a PowerMac G5, and the difference is even less significant: something like 40 sec without and 20 sec with.

Oct 25, 2004, 03:17 PM
yay, it's more than enuff work for me to install linux on a 68k.. :p

Oct 25, 2004, 03:42 PM
if i can find a replacement drive for my centris 610 i might do put panther or even tiger on it :)

Oct 25, 2004, 03:46 PM
I've got an old Mac Classic II kicking around somewhere. Once I get it back from my friend, I was thinking about using it as a 'recipe book' in the kitchen, but installing Mac OS X would be a lot more fun! 128x128 icons on a 512x384 screen, narly!!

Oct 25, 2004, 08:09 PM
How about a 604e? Anyone have Panther running on a 200Mhz tower like I happen to have lying around?

I don't want anything on PearPC... I'd like to run real OS X if I can.

For no good reason...

Oct 26, 2004, 01:55 AM
Take a look at XPostFacto (http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/), it allows you to run OS X on a variety of older Macs. The compatibility page (http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/Framework.cfm?page=Compatibility.html) may be useful. :)

Oct 26, 2004, 11:04 AM
So does this mean I could install Panther on my 7.14 Mhz Amiga 500. :rolleyes: :D

Flying Llama
Oct 26, 2004, 10:36 PM
some people just have too much time on their hands... :rolleyes: