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5076[wpmac] Re: SheepShaver freezes on start up! Help!!

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  • George B. Richardson
    May 2, 2008
      Thanks extra much! That work around worked! ;-) I'm a happy camper.

      Sorry for this long post, but there's still a problem, and I wanted
      to get as much information down as possible. Problem: the 500 MB dmg
      that is included in the WP download is too small. I need to have
      about 1.5 GB [the size of the dmg that I have been using]. I was able
      to take the 500 MB dmg and, with Disk Utility, expand the image.
      However, when I opened the dmg file, the SheepShaver file that
      mounted was still only 500MB.

      Said another way: when I got Info on the closed dmg that I had
      expanded, it showed that it was 1.5GB. When I double-clicked on that
      dmg file, it opened and mounted "SheepShaver". However, when I got
      Info on the mounted "SheepShave" file, it was still only 500MB. When
      I opened "SheepShaver", it would not take accept stuff that I wanted
      to move in because there was not enough room.

      When I opened Disk Utility with "SheepShaver" mounted, it would not
      allow me to expand the 500 MB "SheepShaver" image.

      I created a larger dmg, but when I copied over the contents of the
      500 MB to the dmg that I created, SheepShaver couldn't find a System
      Folder. I force quit SheepShaver and inserted my OS 8.5 Install Disk.
      Upon restart with the larger dmg, it started up with the 8.5 Install
      Disk just fine, but the installation of OS 8.5 failed. It said it
      failed because it couldn't update and then closed down.

      Further thoughts from anyone?

      George Richardson

      At 5:19 PM +0000 5/2/08, thomasbriant wrote:
      >I would suggest setting up a new user account, installing SS-WP, and
      >seeing if that fixes your problems.
      >(4) Please tell me if this worked. It worked for me when Apple Mail
      >went down for me and wouldn't send mail. I used my other identity
      >and went back to work e-mailing people.
      >Tom Briant
      >--- In
      >"George B. Richardson" <gbr@...> wrote:
      >> MBP, OS 10.5.2, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB SDRAM. I
      >>desperately need to do my billing, which only runs on SheepShaver.
      >>SheepShaver has been installed and has been working fine for over 6
      >>months. Yesterday, went to open it and it hangs at the point where
      >>the SheepShaver icon and the word "Window" are in the Apple Menubar.
      >>Tried restoring back-ups from days before any problems had shown up
      >>from TimeMachine . Restarted SheepShaver with same result.
      >>Physically disconnected every external drive [each of which has
      >>backups of SheepShaver], and restarted. Removed from my HD
      >>everything about which I know that involves SheepShaver
      >>[SheepShaver HD, SheepShaver application, SheepShaver preferences,
      >>Basiliskll keycodes, Mac OS ROM, Print&PDF Folder Items.scpt,
      >>WordPerfect.mdimporter, and any alias].
      >>Emptied trash and restarted. Downloaded SS-WP 1.1 distribution
      >>folder [beautiful job - Thank you John!!] Printed out the Install
      >>ReadMe. Religiously followed every step.
      >>After the restart, tried to open SheepShaver application. Got the
      >>expanding icon and then the exact same hard freeze at the point
      >>when the Apple Menubar has the SheepShaver icon and the word
      >>"Window" [I know I'm being redundant - I figure too much
      >>information can be edited out].
      >>Anyway, I'm at a total loss. Please help as soon as possible!
      >>Thank you, everyone!!
      >>George Richardson

      George B. Richardson PC; 650.324.4801
      Mediation and Collaborative Professional
      Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the
      California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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