Jaguar on Powerbook 3400C ?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by brownietyme, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. brownietyme macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2003
    Is it possible to get Jaguar on a Powerbook 3400C ?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Re: Jaguar on Powerbook 3400C ?

    Jaguar requires a G3 or G4 based Mac to run.

    The Jaguar System Requirements page shows what systems are supported with Jaguar.

    I'd say based upon the Apple supplied info, your answer is no.
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Re: Re: Jaguar on Powerbook 3400C ?

    Incorrect. Apple doesn't want you to load it on lower than G3/G4 but you can.

    It will run slowly though.

    If you really need to install on *really* aging hardware.

    I wouldn't do it but if you must...

    Edit: Remember it uses alot of HD and needs alot of ram even with the hack. You would need to turn off the nice graphics because things like the 'genie' effect would go at like 1 FPS. :(
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    Yep, like MrMacMan said, you can run it on older systems. there's a utility fix that lets the installers run on older macs. BUT: two things about the 3400 in specific. First, it only goes up to 10.1, jaguar itself isn't supported as of yet through the fix. Secondly, SLEEP WILL NOT WORK. when you shut the screen, and open it, it WILL crash. You can manually disable sleep, but it's not really a desirable option.

    So really, for practical use, there's no way to run X. I'm disappointed too, i love my 3400 but it's just going to have to live with 9.1.


  5. brownietyme thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2003
    Thanks all, I think I'll just leave OS 9 on it then and try to find someone interested in my eMac for a iBook or newer Powerbook..
  6. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    Here is a program that will make your computer run Mac OS 10.2:

    I've used XPostFacto on My PM 7600/132 (72MB RAM, from an ancient external (5.25") 8GB HD) to install 10.1 (10.2 doesn't run on 603 or 604 processors but runs on 603e and 604e processors)

    It runs slow
  7. mc68k macrumors 68000


    Apr 16, 2002
    ryan rempel (the Xpostfacto developer) is working on 603/604 support. support is only a part-time job for him, so i wouldn't hold ur breath.

    taking out the 604 code was for the better methinks. 10.1.5 is the latest OS it can run.

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