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CD rom

Post by Stealth »

hi all when i run the sheepshaver.exe it ejects my cdrom with the mac os cd init how can i stop it from keep ejecting it please help
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Post by Mac Emu »

It sounds like the CD doesn't have a bootable system folder. Is it a burnt copy? Which OS version?

Make sure of course you have these lines in your SheepShaver_prefs file:

cdrom d:\ (where d is your CD-ROM drive letter)
nocdrom false
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Post by Stealth »

what you mean by bootable system folder it is mac os 9 burnt cd
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Post by Mac Emu »

Unless you tell the Mac OS burning software (like Toast) to make the CD bootable, it won't boot a system even though it has a System Folder on it. A Mac (or Mac emulator) will spit it out as the CD hasn't been specially prepared for booting.

http://www.roxio.com/en/support/toast/t ... table.html
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Post by Stealth »

it booted up on the linux sheepshaver
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Post by robotintestines »

I have two legit/legal bootable CD's:

1. OS 8.1 - This causes SheepShaver to quit instantly.

2. OS 9.0.4 - This gets to about 1/4 through the startup process and hangs indefinetly.

I also have a legit recovery software CD that contains a .img file called " Mac OS 8.5 Multi-Install.img".

How can I get SheepShaver to boot with this?

I have tried dragging this file from the CD to my C: drive in Basilisk, which creates a .img file. I have tried using this file as "disk" and also as "cd" in the SheepShaver prefs file to no avail.

Copying this file to C: in HFV Explorer creates a .bin file.

EDIT: It turns out I in fact can get to the desktop with the OS 9.0.4 CD (With extensions off), but once there, I am unable to to anything. The CD icon on the desktop shows a gray window with a locked lock icon when double-clicked, and the apple menu does nothing. Attempting to move the trash can caused SheepShaver to quit with a Windows system error.


EDIT #2: I've just realized that my locked OS 9 CD also happened to someone in the screenshots thread: http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=2391. I tried his prefs file, and I can now access the CD, and I am now installing OS 9.0.4!
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Post by Cat_7 »

Hello,

The orginal settings file only allows for 16 MB of memory. When you try it install or start with that amount of memory extensions are automatically turned off in OS 8.5 and 9.0

I guess access to cd rom is then impaired too.

So change memory to something usefull, like

256 MB: ramsize 268435456
126 MB: ramsize 134217728
64 MB: ramsize 67108864

Before starting SheepShaver

Best wishes
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Post by gb »

BTW, SheepShaver only supports up to 1.25 Go of memory under Windows and BeOS, and up to 1 GB only under Linux. That could be changed though.
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Post by robotintestines »

Wait a second...

There is a SheepShaver that works in BeOS?

Do you mean the more recent SheepShaver that can run MacOS on x86 hardware, or the origianl SheepShaver for BeOS PPC?
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Post by gb »

There is no SheepShaver for BeOS/x86 as I don't have that OS. But now that I have an x86-64 platform at home, VMware works well. So, probably Zeta people would like to give away some CDs, do people know them.
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Post by mactemp »

I'm getting the same error.
Is there any way to boot using a cd copy (it's a totally legit copy) ?
robotintestines How did you get it to boot?
thanks in advance
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Post by Cat_7 »

Hello,

You can try to install the cdenable.sys driver from here:

http://www.ou.nl/open/hsp/Engels/SheepS ... tings.html

for download look a bit further down the page.

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Post by prasys »

Same problem

Thanx to Cat7 , I had somehwat problem reading my Mac CDs using B2...


In Linux ,Sheepsaver seems to support more ROMs , then in Windows

pretty good....

I need help with OSX Port of Sheepsaver, how do I configure the config file , I cannot add the . infront ..
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Post by mactemp »

I have placed the cdenable.sys in windows/system32, and it still ejects the cd. I remember in Baisilik II you had to this for having Cd-rom support. I'm on windows xp.
thanks

UPDATE: Hmm, I tried putting it windows/system32/drivers (that's what it says to do for Baisilik II) and it just opens and then instantly closes....

UPSATE 2: Success! It tries to install, but crashes in the middle. I'll give it a little more memory and see if it works....
Here are the prefs :

extfs
disk disk500.HFV
cdrom g:
rom MAC OS.rom
windowmodes 3
screenmodes 63
seriala FILE
serialb FILE
bootdrive 0
bootdriver 0
ramsize 67108864
frameskip 8
gfxaccel true
nocdrom false
nonet false
nosound false
nogui true
noclipconversion false
ignoresegv true
jit false
jit68k false
keyboardtype 5
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
idlewait true
keycodes false
mousewheelmode 1
mousewheellines 3
enableextfs true
debugextfs false
extdrives CDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
pollmedia true
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