4064Re: [wpmac] Re: SheepShaver Boot Disks
- Aug 5, 2007Dear David,
I actually have started just as you suggested, (ie downloading
SS-WP.zip, downloading directions from the link) and have done all the
steps in the directions. I use my OS8.6 (bundled) and have
successfully seen the desktop. After from my OS8.6 bundled version I
successfully completed the installation of the 7.5.3 disk images
provided by Apple.
The 7.5.3 is the Operating system that after it is loaded and I
restart the computer gives me the error message: "This CD will not
operate on this macintosh...etc". Or something to that effect. I
then have to control-alt-delete to free myself from SS. I would
appreciate getting to know how to get beyond this point. I wish to be
able to start loading applications and using the OS.
Could part of the problem be that that I use the OS8.6 (bundled) CD to
initially boot while I install the 7.5.3? I do hate hacking when I
don't understand what is happening. Perhaps you can point to the
error of my ways.
The instructions provided got me far enough...but I still can't boot
independent of the OS8.6 (bundled) CD.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
On 8/1/07, David Southall <dragoroo@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, somniferous1 <no_reply@...> wrote:
> > >
> > Hello David,
> > I am new to this group and urgently in need of getting sheepshaver
> > to work. I have been trying to get it to work on the PC and although
> > I can get the installer to open I am unable to install the operating
> > system (os 8.6) because it is a bundled system that came with my
> > G3 powerbook. I have seen instructions that tell me I can use
> > RegEdit and make changes to the disk but this seems above and
> > beyone the call of duty.
> > What does this mena HFS+? Can I do it with the disk I currently
> > have? I hate the idea of carrying two computers. (G3 and Intel)
> HFS (Hierarchical Filing System) is the disk format used up to System
> 9. HFS+ is an improved version which supports much bigger disk sizes.
> It started at around system 9 and is the current default disk format.
> The oldest OSs do not understand HFS+ or if they do the emulators (SS
> and Basilisk) do not provide complete support.
> > > The Create button in SS is the best way to make a HFS
> > > image file of any size.
> > >
> When you create a blank virtual disk with SheepShaverGUI.app it
> creates a blank HFS volume.
> When you create a blank virtual disk (.dmg) with OSX's Disk Utility it
> usually creates a HFS+ .dmg file. It is these files that seem to have
> problems when using the installer. Some work, some don't.
> In the Links section look for a big dowload called
> SheepShaver-WordPerfect Install - SS-WP.zip. It contains a complete
> OS9 install. The installer scripts that are unzipped are for MacOSX
> but in the Install Items>SheepShaver folder you will find the
> components that you need for your installation. The .dmg file is HFS+
> but this one works successfully. If you use the files provided you
> can also be assured that you have a compatible ROM.
> Use the instructions at
> to install on a PC
> You do not appear to have sufficient background knowledge to use
> ResEdit to modify your OS8.5 Installer disk so I would not recommend
> that you try that exercise yourself. If you must us OS8.5 then seek
> more information before making the attempt.
> Regards David
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