os 8.6/9.0 boot disk

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mike
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os 8.6/9.0 boot disk

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I got sheepshaver, made a 500mb blank hdd file, and have a mac os 9 cd imaged on my computer, but i cant boot from the floppy. I get a ? over a disk, meaning it cant boot off the disk. Anyway what are some boot disks that i can use to install mac os 9.0?

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Post by mike »

i tried Dtools85.img from http://www.macgeek.org/downloads/

it shows a smiley face, then mac os, but then sheepshaver just quits with no error :(
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i get the same error. this is my stdout.txt:
r0 00000000 r1 12ff7dba r2 00000000 r3 13000400
r4 00002278 r5 fffffffa r6 00004e75 r7 ffffffe8
r8 00000000 r9 00000028 r10 0000006c r11 1200715e
r12 00000000 r13 00000000 r14 10003210 r15 11ffec00
r16 100bb5f8 r17 000013ff r18 100ba9c8 r19 40814c1e
r20 12ff7dcc r21 13000190 r22 13000400 r23 00000000
r24 00001401 r25 00000020 r26 00000000 r27 ffff876e
r28 00000000 r29 40df1200 r30 40c60000 r31 68fff000
f0 0.00000 f1 0.00000 f2 0.00000 f3 -1.#IND0
f4 0.00000 f5 0.00000 f6 0.00000 f7 0.00000
f8 0.00000 f9 0.00000 f10 0.00000 f11 0.00000
f12 0.00000 f13 0.00000 f14 0.00000 f15 0.00000
f16 0.00000 f17 0.00000 f18 0.00000 f19 0.00000
f20 0.00000 f21 0.00000 f22 0.00000 f23 0.00000
f24 0.00000 f25 0.00000 f26 0.00000 f27 0.00000
f28 0.00000 f29 0.00000 f30 0.00000 f31 0.00000
lr 40df1200 ctr 00000000 cr 40501c22 xer 00000000
pc 40df1200 fpscr 00000000
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Post by Cat_7 »

Hello,

As far as I know SheepShaver for windows doesn't support booting from floppy.
Whilst in SheepShaver you can use the floppy by adding the drive letter to your external drive list in the prefs file, though this doesn't resolve your issue :cry:

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Post by mike »

sorry i was really tired when writing the post :P

what i MEANT to say was I have mac os 9.0 imaged, but it wont boot. Is there a boot image file i could use to boot sheepshaver up with, and then run the mac os install program from the cd?

thanks and sorry for the confusion,
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Post by TheBigB »

well i have a performa 6116CD mac os 7.5.1 cd and i get an error that basically says this doesn't work on anything but the 6116CD. well i'll keep trying. if thats your error (that it doesn't work on this computer... update from floppy) that means you're out of luck.
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