OS X on a KURO-BOX/HG

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by camomac, Aug 15, 2006.

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    camomac

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    KURO-BOX/HG
    does anybody know about these computers?

    could you install OS X on it since it is using a PPC chip?

    anyways they are only $168.
     
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    wyatt23

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    are you going to get one and try it out?

    tell me how it goes... if well, i might i might jump right in for a few more "macs"
     
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    Sesshi

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    It's not a PC. It's a NAS.

    By 'not locking it down' they mean that it's basically an unrestricted linux box. It would be incredibly difficult (not to say rather pointless, since it has not display whatsoever) to run OS X.

    Personally I'd be interested in seeing network benchmarks on that thing. My QNAP TS-101's (very similar concept NAS boxes) suck for a gigabit device.
     
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    gauchogolfer

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    Well, you could try, but you would be breaking the OS X license agreement...
     
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    I'd rather see if it could run AmigaOS 4.
     
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    Have fun running Mac OS X on a 266MHz G3 with 128MB of RAM and no video card. :p
     
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    camomac

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    i am not going to run anything on it. i just wondered if it were possible, since it shares the PPC chip.

    as far as the license goes, good point i didn't even think about that.

    oh well... just thought i would ask.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    There is a good chance the car you drive has a PPC chip in it, but I don't see you trying to install Mac OS X on it.

    Needs a bit more than the CPU alone to be a candidate for Mac OS X, some of these boxes may run a Linux kernal -- but don't have quite enough of the requisite hardware for an full OS.
     
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    It's a nice idea from a purely geeky standpoint, but along the lines of what Sun Baked is saying, would OSX boot--even if you somehow got non-Apple PPC hardware that it would run on--without finding a valid Apple ROM somewhere? I thought not.

    Regardless, leaving aside "grunt" issues entirely, I assume that there would be significant differences in the hardware in an embedded box like that vs what OSX needs--PPC chips are found in a lot of embedded devices, but it takes more than a processor and some RAM to run OSX.
     

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