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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:06 am
by Irinikus
My G5: (Specs currently unavailable, as I am password locked out, and as a result can only get as far as the log on screen)

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Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 am
by Raion-Fox
Single user mode can fix that

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:37 am
by Irinikus
Raion-Fox wrote:Single user mode can fix that


How do I invoke single user mode?

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:55 am
by Raion-Fox
Command-S while starting up. Once you get a prompt you can proceed to mount the volumes and then run the passwd command.

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:38 am
by Irinikus
Raion-Fox wrote:Command-S while starting up. Once you get a prompt you can proceed to mount the volumes and then run the passwd command.


Thanks very much for the info, I will try it tomorrow or the next day, as I've messed with computers enough today to last me a week!

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:31 am
by netfreak
My current Apple collection:

Classic, SE, SE/30, IIsi, LC, LC475, LC575, Color Classic x2, PM6100 DOS, PM7200, PB190, PB5300, PB1400, PB180 x2, PB3400c, 6320CD, Q840av, Pismo, G4 tower, G3 desktop, IIe clone w/ CPM, Newton 2000, Newton OMP.

I've got an Apple IIgs on the way to play with. My other project is recapping some of the old Mac boards and doing Apple UNIX on the SE/30.

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:36 am
by itsvince725
@irinikus: What an unusual G5! My dual processor G5 has different processor covers than yours and the dual-core G5s usually have a one piece cover, so perhaps you have the legendary G5 Quad!

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:23 pm
by Raion-Fox
Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else.

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 pm
by johnnym
Raion-Fox wrote:Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else.

No I don't think so, look at the PCI-X slots, the 11,2 type G5 Power Macs have PCI Express. This is most likely one of the first G5 Power Macs (type 7,2 or 7,3 from 2004).

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:53 pm
by Irinikus
johnnym wrote:
Raion-Fox wrote:Yeah that is a water cooled quad. Ive had a few G5 Macs... They're good for space heating but not much else.

No I don't think so, look at the PCI-X slots, the 11,2 type G5 Power Macs have PCI Express. This is most likely one of the first G5 Power Macs (type 7,2 or 7,3 from 2004).


I agree, it was sold to me as a dual 800MHz G5 (one of the initial models)

I will only be able to test it and know what it’s specs are for sure, when I next return to Cape Town in the next few months.

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:18 pm
by itsvince725
I didn't consider that possibility.

Mine is the last of the PCI-X G5s from 2005.

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:49 pm
by Raion-Fox
Yeah you're right.