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All tests performed with qemu master 02-oct-2017 on OSX Sierra host, OpenBIOS dated 11-sept-2017 Find experimental OSX and Windows builds on www.emaculation.comPMU tests performed with ozbenh-wip-current branch, OpenBIOS 30-sept-2017.
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Command line-M mac99 -m 256 -netdev user,id=network0 -device sungem,netdev=network0 -prom-env "boot-args=-v" -prom-env "auto-boot?=true" -prom-env "vga-ndrv?=true" -device usb-mouse -device usb-kbd-M mac99p -m 256 -netdev user,id=network0 -device sungem,netdev=network0 -prom-env "boot-args=-v" -prom-env "auto-boot?=true" -prom-env "vga-ndrv?=true" -device usb-mouse -device usb-kbd
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Mac OS(X) versionBoots from CD/DVD imageInstallsBoots from HDStatusUSBMachine/Bus speed from profilerGraphics switchingNetworking and typeCD image accessMachine ID/Model name/ProcessorRemarksWith PMU
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CD images
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8.5nononoOpenBIOS message:No valid state has been set by load or init-program
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9.0yesyesyesBoots only with G4 Ibook/iMac/Cube installers. Needs wiggles/clicks with mouse to continue booting from HD.partly900yesyes/built-inyes406/Power Mac G4 (AGP)/PowerPC G4Booting from CD shows only 1 usb device, system profiler crashes when booting from HD.Doesn't boot HD with PMU. Mac99 booted from CD cannot read/initialise otherwise functioning HD image
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9.1yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OK.yes900yesyes/built-inyes406/Power Mac G4 (AGP)/PowerPC G4406/PowerMac3,6/PowerpPC G4. Versions of 9.1 with rom 6.1 will not boot.
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9.2yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OK.yes900yesyes/built-inyes406/Power Mac G4 (AGP)/PowerPC G4
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10.0yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OKno200yesyes/built-inyes406/Power Mac G4 (AGP)/PowerPC G4Profiler reports no keyboard. Sometimes crashes with ADB mouse/kbd. Boots with one usb device, but logs device has port1 of bus blocked. Profiler shows no devices on USB bus.No Model name, reports apple standard keyboard, machine speed 900.
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10.1yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OKno200yesyes/built-inyes406/Power Mac G4 (AGP)/PowerPC G4Boots only with ADB mouse/kbd or usb-kbd. Reports no keyboard. Shows one ATA bus with HD/DVDTimer issue: Boots, immediately enters screen saver, beachball keeps spinning. Needs permanent mouse wiggle to progress. Time way to fast.
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10.2yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots. Graphics problem with opening HD on desktopyes200/400yesyes/built-innoPower Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)Graphics problems. Doesn't open HD on desktop after double click.Opens with File/New finder window. Shows one ATA bus with HD/DVD. Panics with CD rom image as second drive, but not with 2nd HD and CDMachine speed 900, bus speed 100. Shows 3 devices on same ATA bus.
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10.3yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OKyes2.4Ghz/400yesyes/PCI Ethernet Slot ethernetyesPower Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)/PowerPC G4 (2.9)Shows two ATA-3 buses, one with HD,one with DVD, but cdrom image shown on first ATA-3 bus.Machine speed 900, bus speed 100.
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10.4yesyesyesBoots and runs installer, disk boots, networking OKyes2.4Ghz/400yesyes/en0yesPower Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)/Powermac3,1/PowerPC G4 (2.9)en0=built-in ethernet. Shows two ATA buses, one with HD,one with DVD,but cdrom image shown on first ATA bus.Machine speed 900, bus speed 100, Model PowerMac3,6
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10.5yesyesyesWill boot with current master, but very slow. Use PMU build!yes900/100yesyes/en0yesPower Mac G4/PowerMac3,6/PowerPC G4 (2.9) Slow!, partly due to spotlight disk indexerNetwork card reported as Broadcom 5201 (crashes when selecting sleep).
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OLD INFO BELOW
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rhapsody dr1nonoOpenbios message: No valid state has been set by load or init-program
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rhapsody dr2nonoOpenbios message: No valid state has been set by load or init-program
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Hard disk images
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10.3yesyesyesDisk image taken from running mac G3 with 10.3/9.1 partitions: boots and runs, including classic. Networking OK
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10.4yesyesyesDisk image with 10.4/9.2 partitions: boots and runs, including classic. Networking OK.
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Ubuntu netinstaller (mini)Boots, runs installer. If screen dark: use -g 1024x768x8 : type "installation". Doesn't find mirror
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Lubuntu 12.04Boots, runs installer. Doesn't boot from HD after installation
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Debian netinstaller 8.3.0Boots, runs installer. If screen dark: use -g 1024x768x8 press Enter. Couldn't find mirror. Doesn't boot from HD after minimal installation
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FreeBSD 10.2 Boots, kernel panic data storage interrupt trap with or without HD attached
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Gentoo mimimal 20140713Boots. If screen dark: use -g 1024x768x8. Press Enter. Kernel selections G5/ppc32 both hang.
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Mint 11Boots. If screen dark: use -g 1024x768x8 Type: install url=mintppc.org Can't find mirror.
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Yellowdog-6.2 DVD isoBoots. If screen dark: use -g 1024x768x8 Type: install text. Screen turns dark again.
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Other PPC OS
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Morphos-3.9Openbios message: No valid state has been set by load or init-program
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BeOS 4.5/5.0 personalFloppy image boot not supported with Qemu mac99/g3beige machines
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