Anyway To Run OS 9 On A G5?

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  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    Im looking at a way to run full-blown OS 9 on my G5 running Leopard. I know it can't boot natively & haven't come across an emulator yet - is there one out there?
     
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    Running classic on tiger?
     
  3. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't just want to use the apps within OS X - I want to run OS 9 in it's entirety.
     
  4. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    No powermac G5 can run OS9, period.
     
  5. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay then. Thanks.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Basilisk II
    http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/basilisk_ii

    Sorry, posting this with my iPhone so you'll have to copy/paste the URL.
     
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    BII can only run up to 8.1. I think Sheepshaver can run 9.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I'm getting my emulators mixed up. I should have mentioned Sheepshaver (thanks) and not Basilisk. I've never run Sheepshaver on a Mac though, just a PC.

    Just for information, there is also PearPC which runs OSX on PCs (and not PowerPC or Intel Macs).
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    SheepShaver can definitely get the job done. Beware of the Mountain Lion gotcha that doesn't let CDs mount in the emulated environment - you need to use disk images instead. For installing/booting, though, the image must be read-only and Locked in the Finder.
     
  10. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    This is the PowerPC forums- we couldn't run ML if we tried. :D
     
  11. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Awesome stuff! OS 9 running like a dream through Sheepshaver. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  12. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Any special advice for running Sheepshaver in OS 10.5?

    For whatever reason, I can never run it as well on my PPC (or Intel Macs) as well as I can run it on my Windoze machines...:confused:

    I'd be interested in hearing descriptions of your set-ups, i.e., the ROM you use, how much memory you allocate, etc.
     
  13. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's all relatively standard stuff.

    I'm using the New World PPC ROM (you need to change the name to 'Mac OS ROM')
    I'm using an OS 9 boot image that can found on this site.
    I'm on 512mb RAM & it's all flying by perfectly.

    This is a screenshot is from my MacBook. I use the same settings on the G5 though - I just can't be arsed to boot him at the moment :p

    [​IMG]
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    This'd look better running some themes from kaleidoscope.com. ;)
     
  15. blesscheese macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I appreciate it!

    And my favorite theme is a regular Mac Appearance Theme, the Chalkboard theme, or the Moby Theme. Kaleidoscope used to not always be stable for me (when it was, the BeOS theme was my favorite). I think MacGui City has a wide selection of themes...
     
  16. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    Never say never.. who knows? One day we might.. but yes, for now I have to agree. ML will not run at all and probably never will.



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    Just remember that Sheepshaver will only allow up to OS 9.0.4 as the MMU is not emulated, so you want to make sure any applications you run don't require anything > OS 9.0.4

    Best solution for running OS 9 natively is to pick up a nice Pismo which OS 9.2.2 can be installed on. Applications and general use is usually fast under OS 9 on a Pismo.
     
  17. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Oh yes, I :completely: forgot about the thread about using Q to emulate ML. :mad:
     
  18. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha, indeed it would :p
     

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