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 Post subject: Sheep SHaver over COI
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:29 pm 
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Do I need to do a fresh install or can I install Sheep Shaver over COI ??


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:06 am 
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COI stores things in different places than SheepShaver and has different prefs. So you'll need to find all your files and put them in the correct place for SheepShaver and then re-build your prefs.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:05 am 
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thank you for the reply.....
can I run both COI and Sheep Shaver on the same computer ?
What is the correct place for Sheep Shaver files ??
Thank you again for your reply !!!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:21 am 
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You cannot run COI and SheepShaver with the same user account on one computer, you need to make a choice. Each time COI is launched, it will revert all settings made in SheepShaver to its own settings and you will have to start configuring SheepShaver all over from the start.

If you want to use a regular SheepShaver setup, you need to remove all SheepShaver related files that were created by COI first, especially the hidden .sheepshaver_prefs file in your Home folder. In the SheepShaver download you will find a script that can do that. Then, after that, do not run COI again.

Follow the SheepShaver setup guide. You can place the SheepShaver files where convenient for you.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48 am 
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is there an advantage to running Sheepsaver over COI ??


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:35 am 
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A regular SheepShaver setup is more flexible. In a regular setup you can change settings for things like window size and RAM size, you can add any compatible disk image (not limited to the image names that COI recognizes), choose different startup volumes, install different MacOS versions. If you setup SheepShaver with .sheepvm virtual machines, you can have different setups at the same time on your Mac.

COI is easier because it is pre-installed and pre-setup, but you are stuck with the the limitations of that setup.


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