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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:07 am 
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I am running SS 2.3 10/25/09 build with Snow Leopard and Mac OS 9.

When I launch SS, I receive a dialog box "the disk is unreadable by this Computer. Do you want to initialize the disk" with a Mac OS Standard 1.8MB as the option.

If I click cancel it proceeds and asks "the disk is unreadable by this Computer. Do you want to initialize the disk"
with a Mac OS Standard 500MB as the option.

If I click cancel, the program launches and SS runs appropriately.

How do I get rid of these at startup?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:04 am 
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Are you sure you don't have some stray disk image listed in your preferences that is being loaded on boot?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:03 am 
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I searched for all .dmg and deleted but it still occurs.

Any other suggestions?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:14 am 
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Hi, did you once boot from that floppy image provided in Basilisk for OSX guide? It gives me a "ghost" image. Does a restart help?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:41 am 
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I installed SS 2 or 3 years ago but I found it crashing and difficult to transfer files between OSX and OS9.

I updated to the new version with the UNIX disk today and it seems much more stable.

I have not installed basilisk.

Restart of SS/OS9 brings up the same dialog box.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 am 
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Please show us your preferences file: Open a terminal and enter the command:
"open .sheepshaver_prefs" (without the quotes, and don't forget the . (dot) at the beginning of the file name)

You can paste the result here.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:16 am 
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Here are the preferences.

disk /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/Mac OS ROM
disk /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/OS 9
disk MacOS9
cdrom /dev/poll/cdrom
extfs Shared OS9
screen win/1400/850
windowmodes 0
screenmodes 0
seriala
serialb
rom /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/Mac OS ROM
bootdrive 0
bootdriver 0
ramsize 536870912
frameskip 0
gfxaccel true
nocdrom false
nonet false
nosound false
nogui false
noclipconversion false
ignoresegv true
ignoreillegal true
jit true
jit68k false
keyboardtype 5
ether slirp
keycodes true
keycodefile /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/keycodes
mousewheelmode 0
mousewheellines 1
dsp /dev/dsp
mixer /dev/mixer
ignoresegv true
idlewait true


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:21 am 
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Yes, your problem is in the first entry:
-disk /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/Mac OS ROM

This line should be removed! It is not referring to a disk, but an image of the Apple Rom file.
Open the preferences editor and remove the first entry in the Volumes list, but only if it says ...Mac OS ROM!
Does that work?

For the second question about initializing a disk: you have two disks attached to SheepShaver:
-disk /Applications/SheepShaver-2.3/OS9
and
-disk OS9

I can't know which one, but one of these disks is not initialized for use in Mac OS 9.
How many files called "OS9" have you got in your SheepShaver folder?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:36 am 
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I deleted the file using the preferences editor and it did remove the first dialog box!

I intitialized the 500 mb using a name of "Test" and it now shows up on the desktop as another volume.

When I restart SS it does not display either dialog box!!!!

The only question is, how do I delete the volume "Test" on my OS9 desktop?

I still use a G5 at work as it will run my Statview 5 which I use for research. I have not found a faster or easier stat program to use.

Thank you so much for your assistance!javascript:emoticon(':lol:')

Wayne :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:20 am 
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As I said earlier, I can't know for sure which of the two disks in the volumes list is now you disk "test".
(in the preferences file, both are named "OS9")

SheepShaver will normally start from the first entry in the list, but only if it is bootable. If not, it will try to boot from the second entry and so on...

In OSX, Sheepshaver not started:
Use spotlight to find files named OS9, remember their locations. (you have two?) Only follow the next steps if you found two files called OS9 in different locations!

Move one file to the desktop. Start SheepShaver. If it still boots, remove the file you moved to the desktop. If not, place the file back to where it came from. Move the other file to the desktop and Start SheepShaver. If it still boots, you can deleted the file on the desktop.

Next, to find which entry is which in the volumes list:
Remove the second disk from your SheepShaver volumes list. If SheepShaver still boots, everything is OK and you're done. If not, also remove the first (and only) entry from your volumes list. And then use Add to navigate to and select the one OS9 file you have left. Start SheepShaver. If it boots, you're done.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:50 am 
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I moved one of the files and it removed the "Test" disk from SS.

I deleted that file.

Thank you again for your kind assistance.

Wayne


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