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Old 06-17-2003, 09:27 PM
Janak Parekh
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Default An iPAQ Running MacOS?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://iq3630.tripod.co.jp/mac/mac.htm' target='_blank'>http://iq3630.tripod.co.jp/mac/mac.htm</a><br /><br /></div>This is a pretty neat hack, and almost unbelieveable at that. Someone has posted instructions on how to get MacOS running on an iPAQ running Linux.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/parekh/news/20030617-iPaq-MacLinux.jpg" /><br /><br />How did they do this? They flashed the iPAQ with the Familiar Linux distribution, and then installed <a href="http://www.mmhart.com/macz.htm">a Zaurus port</a> of the <a href="http://www.uni-mainz.de/~bauec002/B2Main.html">Basilisk II emulator</a>, which emulates a Motorola 68k chip. They were then able to install a legacy version of the MacOS on top of this emulation setup.<br /><br />A English translation is available <a href="http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?url=http%3A%2F%2Fiq3630.tripod.co.jp%2Fmac%2Fmac.htm&lp=ja_en&tt=url">here</a> (note that it might be a bit slow).
 
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:30 PM
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:34 PM
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:confused totally:
 
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:34 PM
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now if they could get Mac OS X running on it, THAT would be cool
 
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:36 PM
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You would think that by now Mac would come out with a Pocket PC OS that would kick serious butt!!!

This is one of the best hacks I've seen! :way to go:
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:37 PM
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now if they could get Mac OS X running on it, THAT would be cool
Unlikely. The emulator gives you a 68K, not a PowerPC processor. The ARM likely doesn't have enough oomph to emulate a PowerPC chip at any decent speed.

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This is one of the best hacks I've seen!
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:39 PM
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Mac on an iPaq?
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:44 PM
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Does Alex have a version of PI to go with it? :mrgreen:

And yes, it would great if Apple were to come out with MobileMac. I know I'd be interested!
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:46 PM
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Awesome! I want one now! :multi: I wish someone would create an install package to do this though. I don't follow directions well, so I know that even if I followed each step, I'd turn my little pocket pc into a true paperweight :deal:
 
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:54 PM
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Dear God why?
 
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