OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

Post by Nelso » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 05:27:11


I have one of the "troubled" Lombards which runs OS 9 and OS 10.2 fine
but Panther "broke it"... it freezes after a couple of minutes to a
couple of hours. I have never been able to get a definitive answer on
what the problem is, but there appears to be a class of these that have
something called a "copper" processor which exhibit these symptoms with
Panther.

I was wondering if by any remote chance Tiger fixed the problem.
Anyone have any experience they could share?

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OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

Post by davidstewa » Tue, 22 Nov 2005 20:38:53

Not sure if mine is one of the "troubled" G3 PowerBooks but it runs
fine on all versions of Mac OSX up to 10.3.9. It is the 400 Mhz version
and has 192 meg of RAM and seems to run all the applications that I ask
it to.

10.4.x onwards needs at least the next version of the PowerBook, the
firewire enabled Pismo.

David

 
 
 

OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

Post by this_addre » Wed, 23 Nov 2005 21:38:49


Isn't there a problem with _installing_ Tiger on a Lombard. My Lombard
won't recognise the installation disk but runs 10.3 fine. Apparently
there is a workaround which involves making a copy of the original disk,
but I haven't bothered to try it...

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OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

Post by bounce.thi » Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:11:39


I'm successfully running 10.4 on a Lombard 333 MHz. As I've said before
- she ain't no thoroughbred but she still works.


Extracted the drive, put it a firewire enclosure, hooked up a cutting
edge 2002 TiBook (!), installed 10.4 from there onto the FW enclosure,
took it back out and slapped it back in the Lom. Takes a while but it
works.

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OS X Tiger on Powerbook G3 Lombard?

Post by bounce.thi » Thu, 24 Nov 2005 22:49:05


Yes.

There's a way of telling if your cpu is X-friendly - I think it's done
via serial number I think - if you have a look on
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;, one of their links ponts
the way - sorry I can't be more specific. That lowendmac also suggests
XpostFacto, although I never needed to use it.


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