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Author Topic: *rare* mac os 8.6 software install/restore disc for AGP sawtooth G4 400/450/500  (Read 1579 times)

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ok basically theres two g4's that can run os8.6 - they are both variations of the first g4 ever released..
the sawtooth + the yikes
the sawtooth uses AGP graphics
the yikes uses PCI graphics

to install mac os 8.6 on the sawtooth (or on the Yikes! G4)
download this disc

http://www.mediafire.com/download/it4f1abmazcfupv/sawtooth_8.6_restore%26Install.zip

make sure that it is in fact a sawtooth by verifying the presence of the firewire port inside on the motherboard
installing on another mac other then the sawtooth will cause crashes + instability + in general is not reccommended
and probably wont even install

as u can see its a zip file that needs to be extracted + burned to a disc on another machine

Quote

FOR AGP G4 SAWTOOTHS ONLY!!!
IF YOU HAVE A POWERMAC G4 WITH PCI GRAPHICS (YIKES! MODEL)
THEN *DO NOT* USE THIS INSTALLATION.... YOU MUST FIND A SIMILAR DISTRIBUTION
SPECIFIC TO THE YIKES PCI G4's

if you have the PCI GRAPHICS G4 Yikes! model use this link instead:
http://macintoshgarden.org/sites/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/PowerMacG4CD_86.ZIP
http://mirror.macintosharchive.org/macintoshgarden.org/files/apps/PowerMacG4CD_86.ZIP


another note is for best results u want to try these installations with the original RAGE ATI graphics cards installed
rather then some type of laternate powerup like a 7000 or 9200 pci or 9000/8500 AGP
(note the 8500 might very well support it 100% im not sure im not checking that right now)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 05:16:38 PM by chrisNova777 »