I also have access to a Powerbase 180 and a 400mhz gossamer to try it on, will rhapsody DR2 run on any of those machines?
it should run on the B&W, no problem.. and remember, it is picky on ram, so make sure all ram is fully working....
How do I get it running on the G3 B&W though? When I try to install it a message pops up saying that the machine is unsupported.
DR2 actually will not run on a B&W.
Please note that Rhapsody DR2 is also known as Rhapsody 5.1
"It should work on the following systems without issue:
Power Macintosh 8500
Power Macintosh 9500
Power Macintosh 8600
Power Macintosh 9600
Rhapsody will only see one processor on multiprocessor systems. The RAM requirements for 5.1 are:
At least 32 MB (recommended 48 MB)
Maximum of 192 MB (with reports of 224, not based on experience)
As for video, the internal Apple video system on the 8500/8600 should work fine, and Apple-supplied IMS or ATI video card in the 9500/9600 should work.
As for unsupported hardware, I have run Rhapsody 5.1 on a Power Macintosh 7500 with a 604e processor card (at 210 MHz). Apple has 132 MHz listed as the lowest speed that Rhapsody 5.1, but I have heard of people successfully installing on 120 MHz systems. I've heard that it'll run on 7600 and 7300 systems unaltered, but I have no conformation of that.
Rhapsody 5.1 wasn't designed for G3 processors. It doesn't see them as G3 (750) processors, it thinks they are 603e processors (the processor the G3 was based on). Because of this, Rhapsody doesn't see or use the the cache of a G3 (which is what Makes the G3 so fast to begin with). Unaltered, Rhapsody runs as fast on a G3 as it would on the same speed 603e. Apple did release a patch (here) for G3 processors which help out quite a bit. Given that, Rhapsody 5.1 should work on Beige G3 hardware (tower, desktop, all-in-one).
Rhapsody 5.1 is not supported on PowerBooks. That being said, it does run on them. The PowerBooks I have heard will work are:
PowerBook G3 (3500, Kanga form factor)
As with desktop G3s, the Kanga needs to be patched. All three of these PowerBooks are based on the same logic board design, which is why they all work."
I believe the B&W didn't become supported by Rhapsody until after Apple changed it to Mac OS X Server.
I hope this helps.