Mac OS X Developer Previews

edited August 2018 in Product Comments

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  • What is the QEMU config to run this? I keep trying to load DP1 but it says the device is not supported.

  • use sheepshaver, it can run old ppc shit from the 90's

  • edited November 2018

    @lollolmanVM couldn't sheepshaver run up to mac os 9.0.4? it clearly says you have to use QEMU to use the developer previews. maybe pearpc could work but it has no longer been touched since 2015. possibly being abandonned.

  • @Chaz said:
    @lollolmanVM couldn't sheepshaver run up to mac os 9.0.4? it clearly says you have to use QEMU to use the developer previews. maybe pearpc could work but it has no longer been touched since 2015. possibly being abandonned.

    I tried QEMU, most of the CDs fails or crashes on boot.

  • odd... maybe the files need a redump.

  • @Chaz said:
    odd... maybe the files need a redump.

    No, they do work, but likely only on real hardware.

  • It depends; QEMU PPC isn't for novice users, it needs very specific steps to run some OSes, and some special command line options so that it runs almost flawless

  • edited February 9

    @BF10 said:
    What is the QEMU config to run this? I keep trying to load DP1 but it says the device is not supported.

    Qemu config. for dp2 and dp3 in Windows

    Firstly you'll need to create a 2G drive with

    qemu-img.exe create -f raw -o size=2G dp3.img

    You then need to initiallise the disk in Mac OS9, (I used OS 9.1 in Qemu). Then launch Qemu with:

    qemu-system-ppc -L pc-bios -m 256 -hda ./dp3.img -cdrom ./dp3.iso -boot d -prom-env "auto-boot?=false" -M g3beige -cpu g3 -prom-env "boot-args=-v"

    That launches Open Bios, in Open Bios type:

    boot cd:9,\:tbxi (There should be two back slashes in this command, not one as shown)

    Press enter and it will launch straight into the installer. When it's finished installing shut down qemu and boot into the hard disk with:

    qemu-system-ppc -L pc-bios -m 256 -hda ./dp3.img -cdrom ./dp3.iso -boot c -prom-env "auto-boot?=true" -M g3beige -cpu g3 -prom-env "boot-args=-v"

    That will do it.

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