I was setting up my Dual Sawtooth G4/450 again and currently have MacOS 9.2.2/10.4.11 on it. Out of curiosity, I was trying to get Leopard to run on it with LeopardAssist. I managed to actually get the Leopard DVD to boot, but it KP'ed with a message that it was an unsupported system. I'll be able to get the actual message once I get home from work.
Anyone else have any luck with such an old system?
or you can look on LEM for the manual way to do the install. It involves feeding different CPU speed values into the open firmware. It doesn't overclock the processors (im 90% sure about that), just what the firmware reports to the OS. Or you can make a modified version of the install DVD.
I just traded a working beige G3 tower and a parts equivalent to someone who needed it for ProTools work, in exchange for an AGP graphics unit.
I happen to have had one of these running before with a dual 500MHz G4 in it; the machine died, but I still have the dual G4. Talk of installing Leopard on such a machine, if it really is this simple, interests me.
How well do these older G4s run Leopard? I have a 64MB NVidia card I could throw in the thing....
With a QE capable video card and plenty of memory, they actually run Leo pretty well. Heck, I've run it on a 400mhz Sawtooth with 1.25gb RAM and a Radeon 7000 AGP and couldn't complain about the performance over Tiger.
FWIW, I think most of the slowdown is in the Dock/Finder with the former being much more graphics intensive.
With a dual 500mhz and nVidia card, it should be very nice.
I had a Cube with a dual-500MHz processor card from a GigE model, 1.5GB RAM and a 256MB GeForce 6400. It ran Leopard decently. Entirely useable but like any G4, it has issues with modern YouTube video.
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Late reply, but if i'd known that a firmware update made such a significant difference to the Sawtooth when I was coding LeopardAssist (using mcdermd's trick above as its core), it would have solved many a headache. Will have to note that one down for future reference.
There won't be any new versions of LeopardAssist though.