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by TiddK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

Re: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup

When navigating from SheepShaver preferences while running a .sheepvm VM, you can access in the Open dialog packages like the other .sheepvm and select image files within to add to the volumes list. But you need to know what you are doing with the added volume if you want to still use the VM it is ...
by TiddK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

Re: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup

If you remove the name of the old disk from the prefs file, it won't mount. If it isn't listed in the prefs file, you can leave the disk image in the sheepvm folder (to be available if you need it later) or remove it - it makes no difference. Also, feel free to experiment to see whether something w...
by TiddK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

Re: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup

That's much easier! Do I need to remove the .sheepvm extension from the old VM to make it work, i.e. to let the new VM preferences 'see' it?

ETA: Ah, I think you meant move the old disk image OUT of the old vm first and put it somewhere else such as the OS X desktop?
by TiddK
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

Re: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup

All done! Thanks Ronald. :smile:

Supplementary question :

There's things from the previous unstable version of OS 9 that I'd like to put onto the new OS 9 VM - presumably the ONLY way I can do that is to shuttle stuff from the old VM into the Unix folder, then from there into the new VM?
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4596

create sheepvm from ordinary Sheepshaver setup

Now that I've managed to install a clean new SS setup for 9.0.4, I want to convert it to a sheepvm. Here are my initial thoughts how to do this: Everything is in the folder right now INCLUDING a copy of the app but NOT the preference and nvram files. Do I move those two invisible files into the fold...
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Success! It was one or both of two things I did: 1. I downloaded the iso from the FIRST link above, not the second. 2. I copied the Sheepshaver app itself into the OS 9 folder I was setting up. I then set it up again from scratch, and it worked, so I was able to install OS 9 :smile: The next thing -...
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

I actually did use the second link to start with. The first looked a bit less straightforward, but am currently downloading it. I don't have an unzip app except maybe an old copy of Stuffit Expander? Will report back...
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

I tried what you said in this way: 1. I moved the invisible preferences files for 8.6 to a folder named for them. 2. I moved the locked iso file to the 9.0.4 folder which I'd deleted the .sheepvm extension from. 3. I set up Sheepshaver again, this time pointing to the virtual disk in my "Sheepshaver...
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

1. Launch SheepShaver, not a .sheepvm. (You can use a .sheepvm after you get OS 9 installed.) 2. Make your life easier by putting the .iso in the same folder with SheepShaver, the disk image, and the ROM file. Then you don't have to specify the paths. (And you can take the iso out after installing ...
by TiddK
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Still not happening. :sad: I've added the locked Apple_MacOS_9.0.4_USA.iso (which is in my Downloads folder) in the Sheepshaver preferences, but I'm still getting the floppy disk + ? when I launch the .sheepvm. The iso contains everything, including various read-me and PDF files, the system itself, ...
by TiddK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Unless I'm missing something, the guide seems to omit three essential steps: 1. In the list of volumes in the preferences, include the locked .iso file (it's easiest if it's in the same folder with SheepShaver and the blank disk image, so you don't need to enter a full path, just the filename). It ...
by TiddK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Oh dear. It's so long since I did this that I've forgotten the key fact, which unfortunately is not in the manual. I have: created the sheepvm folder with ROM and empty prefs file set up the Sheepshaver preferences as per the manual Ctrl-Esc to quit Sheepshaver Locked the .iso OS 9 image in the Down...
by TiddK
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=9.0.4.iso Thanks - now downloaded and when I have an hour to spare I'll set it up over again! (Presumably all the other components I have, e.g. ROM, can be used?) Interesting site. I've bookmarked it. Much like Macintosh Garden it seems. I also downloaded a fresh copy of W...
by TiddK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

It sounds like you've moved the Chubby Bunny files over to regular SheepShaver at some point; it's probably better to follow the instructions and do a clean install from scratch. Also, I had my OS 9 install go wonky a few months back when I upgraded my SheepShaver build; the crashes and weird prefs...
by TiddK
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Odd that your 9.04 is so unstable; I've been running 9.04 in a sparsebundle in a sheepvm since sparsebundle and sheepvm support were added, and with ignore illegal enabled, I've had a pretty solid setup, except with a few apps (which work fine under 7.5.5 or 8.1 and BII). I wonder if it's to do wit...
by TiddK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Incidentally, there's also a .sheepshaver_nvram which I didn't port over either .. but that doesn't seem to have prevented me running it successfully.
by TiddK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

adespoton wrote:I find that for portability, it's generally good to use sheepvm bundles so that the prefs file, ROM and nvram are stored in a predictable location.
True. I did that for my 9.0.4 .sheepvm but that version is so unstable I use 8.6 exclusively, and don't really want to set it up all over again!
by TiddK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Re: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Paralle

Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:You probably did not copy the actual settings file. That file is hidden in the Finder, it is named ".sheepshaver_prefs" (note the leading dot) and it is located in your Home folder.
That's a fact! I'd forgotten all about that one.
by TiddK
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)
Replies: 25
Views: 9516

Tip - running Sheepshaver in a virtualiser (e.g. Parallels)

I just installed Sierra as a virtual machine within Mavericks, using Parallels 10. I copied across the Sheepshaver and Shared folders to the main user in Sierra, and also the preferences file. Unfortunately, this didn't allow Sheepshaver to run as before : I got the window with the floppy icon and b...
by TiddK
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Word freezes OS 8.6
Replies: 0
Views: 6091

Word freezes OS 8.6

The three setups I have are 1. System 7.5.3 running in Basilisk II 2. OS 8.6 running in Sheepshaver 3. OS 9.0.4 ... " ....... " ......... " ........... as a .sheepvm (shockingly unstable - often freezes) Of these, the only one I use regularly is OS 8.6 I have Word 5.1 in all three, all from the same...
by TiddK
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 8001

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Wow, that's a full answer!

Second question - if any or all of the Scripting Additions are the same name as those from your other utilities, can they be ignored on the basis they only need to be in there once over?
by TiddK
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks
Replies: 11
Views: 8001

Re: Good free backup utility for Mac SheepShaver disks

Does it do incremental backups or just a complete new dump each time?
by TiddK
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks
Replies: 5
Views: 4554

Re: Free graphics utility for SheepShaver disks

Ah ok - that's what I did for the Find utility and that worked fine. :)
by TiddK
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: SheepShaver
Topic: A happy Camper posting from Classilla...
Replies: 2
Views: 2335

Re: A happy Camper posting from Classilla...

Classilla is the ONLY browser I've found that even pretends to be useful in Classic Mac.