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    Default How to hack a mac g4 to believe it's a g5?

    So I got a g4 for $50, I got it to work... But it only uses 10.2.

    I got 10.4 discs to work, but they are for a g5.

    How would I hack this to install on the g4?



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    I'd like to know too - know someone else that asked me if I could do it since I told them I was making my own AMD hackintosh with Ideneb LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zellio View Post
    So I got a g4 for $50, I got it to work... But it only uses 10.2.

    I got 10.4 discs to work, but they are for a g5.

    How would I hack this to install on the g4?
    You might need to patch the OSInstall.mpkg inside the installation folder of the disk.
    Open the package, and edit OSInstall.dist file with text editor.
    Find this entry:
    Code:
    function checkSupportedMachine(machineType){
    		var badMachines = ['iMac','PowerBook1,1','PowerBook2,1', 'AAPL,Gossamer', 'AAPL,PowerMac G3', 'AAPL,PowerBook1998', 'AAPL,PowerBook1999'];
    ---but g4 machine is not there---

    find your machine and delete that entry (or delete all ,if you want) inside the square bracket. While there you might want to check the whole code entry and edit it because it also check for bootRom to install so you might want to adjust it too..(again, up to you)..
    When you done editing save the file OSInstall.dist , put it back to OSInstall.mpkg.Make a new disk image with that patched file to install.
    Goodluck
    Last edited by obama.; 04-29-2010 at 12:50 PM.

 

 

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