[wpmac] Re: SheepShaver Boot Disks
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "J Bell" <bellja1@> wrote:Dear J Bell
> > Dear 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.
> I will attempt to duplicate the problem that you are experiencing but
> am unable to do so until Wednesday.
> Regards David
The Apple supplied images must use OS9 or possibly OS7 or 8 to
reconstruct the installer. Classic will not work but if you boot into
OS9 the Apple supplied image files will create the intaller with no
I copied the installer files to a blank CD. I used Toast but any CD
burning software should work since you are performing a simple drag copy.
I created a blank 100MB image with SS GUI and then started SS with
9.0.4 and ran the installer from the CD and installed onto the 100MB
image just created. I could also intall from the same files on my
local OSX boot disk.
I then tried to boot from the 7.5.3 and couldn't. By changing to
mac_oldworld_rom4mb I started to load 7.5.3 but then crashed.
More research shows that to use 7.5.3 you must use the PC version of
SheepShaver. The Mac version supports from OS*.x to 9.0.4.
The image file created above should work on a PC.
for more information and confirmation that the PC version will work.