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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Running mountain lion on power Mac g5 possible?

I heard that it's possible with a hack to be able to install mountain lion on a power Mac G5? Is this possible?
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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no, mountain lion is only x64 compatible.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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I heard that it's possible with a hack to be able to install mountain lion on a power Mac G5? Is this possible?
Never going to happen, sorry. People have had success getting it running on older Intel machines that are not supported though.
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Nope, even Snow Leopard won't run with all the hacks in the world on a G5, because it doesn't contain the PPC code necessary.

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Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:21 PM   #5
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I changed my mind, it IS possible:

http://build-its.blogspot.com/2011/0...c-g5-case.html

If you use the right hardware, you can turn it into a hackintosh that is still 'apple labeled', allowing you to install OS X.
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Old Jul 11, 2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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(facepalm)

ppcg5 was droped at 10.6 your two versons to late.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 09:28 AM   #7
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I changed my mind, it IS possible:

http://build-its.blogspot.com/2011/0...c-g5-case.html

If you use the right hardware, you can turn it into a hackintosh that is still 'apple labeled', allowing you to install OS X.
That's still not a G5, no matter what you put in the case. The PowerPC G5 processors will not, under any circumstances, run 10.8.

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I heard that it's possible with a hack to be able to install mountain lion on a power Mac G5? Is this possible?
No, because its not a an artificial barrier, apple has not included the PPC code in OSX since 10.5.

If you have a G5, your only option is to upgrade to a new computer if you want to use Mountain Lion
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