Tried all combinations twice just to be sure of the results.
cache=writethrough resulted in the installation not even begin at all. Right after accepting the terms and clicking start, the OS froze, not even displaying the progress bar. Rebooted, deleted the whole hard drive contents and reinstalled, it did what it did yesterday: about 50-60 seconds in, the OS froze.
cache=writeback resulted in exactly like yesterday, meaning about 1 minute in the installation, the OS froze, the two times I tried.
Removed both -net arguments from the command line, this resulted in the ethernet extension not searching at boot, so faster boot time AND it resulted in the same thing, about 1 minute in the install, the OS freezes, with both suggested cache arguments from the command line, tested twice each.
So it seems none of the suggested command line arguments changed anything really. BTW just to make something clear, the Mac OS 9.2.2 install CD always (EVERY SINGLE TIME) booted succesfully, it never froze or crashed except for the installation. At this point in time, are we supposed to be able to install it from the CD ISO or are we supposed to install it elsewhere and then boot QEMU with a disk image already having Mac OS 9.2.2 installed on it? Sorry if this has been made clear before, I'm not done reading the 42 pages long thread on the topic but I'm getting there!
My config is: FX-8350 8 cores 4ghz, 32GB of RAM, Windows 7 64-bits, running qemu-system-ppc-wip.exe (the 32-bits version it seems?)* EDIT:
I went and check inside the pc-bios folder and found a file named "openbios-ppc" and I used that in the command line instead of the default WIP file and it works perfectly, tested in 32-bits and 64-bits version both installed the first time without freezing!** EDIT #2:
After reading allllll the way up to page 41 of the other thread, I stumbled upon Cat_7's post about setting COMPATIBILITY MODE to "Windows 7" for the hard disk errors and freezing to go away and it now works with the default WIP BIOS that comes with the current version, I succesfully installed Mac OS 9.2.2 the first time without any freezing. It's nice to use the WIP BIOS because it allows us to change screen resolution and color depth on the fly from within Mac OS 9. PERFECT! :D
BTW funny thing, when you're done with the install and go to the Startup Disk control panel, it incorrectly reports Mac OS 9.2.2 as Mac OS 9.1.2
Thanks for helping out and keep up the good work everybody QUESTION:
Does anybody know how to bind the WINDOWS KEY to the COMMAND KEY of Mac OS 9? The key that lets you for example close a window with COMMAND-W.