invalid format multiple of 516096

About PearPC, a mostly obsolete PPC Mac emulator for Windows and Linux to run MacOS X 10.1 up to 10.4. Using QEMU is now recommended.

Moderators: Cat_7, Ronald P. Regensburg

Post Reply
bhwong
Space Cadet
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:10 pm

invalid format multiple of 516096

Post by bhwong »

I have a physical harddisk from my spoiled iMac G5 and I have created a vmdk file from it.

When I attempt to boot from it, pearpc shows this error: "invalid format multiple of 516096"

My cfg file:

ppc_start_resolution = "800x600x32"
ppc_start_full_screen = 0
redraw_interval_msec = 50
key_compose_dialog = "F11"
key_change_cd_0 = "none"
key_toggle_mouse_grab = "F12"
key_toggle_full_screen = "Alt+Return"
prom_bootmethod = "select"
prom_env_bootargs = ""
prom_env_machargs = ""
prom_driver_graphic = "video.x"
page_table_pa = 0x00300000
cpu_pvr = 0x00088302
memory_size = 0x10000000
pci_ide0_master_installed = 1
pci_ide0_master_image = "imacG5.vmdk"
pci_ide0_master_type = "hd"
pci_ide0_slave_installed = 0
pci_ide0_slave_image = "C:\Downloads\Panther\Panther_Disc1.iso"
pci_ide0_slave_type = "cdrom"
pci_3c90x_installed = 0
pci_3c90x_mac = "DE:AD:CA:FE:12:34"
pci_rtl8139_installed = 0
pci_rtl8139_mac = "PE:AR:PC:58:25:01"
pci_usb_installed = 0
pci_serial_installed = 0
nvram_file = "nvram"
User avatar
adespoton
Forum All-Star
Posts: 3339
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:11 am
Location: Emaculation.com
Contact:

Re: invalid format multiple of 516096

Post by adespoton »

You're going to have to use a conversion tool to convert the VMDK into a file format PearPC can understand -- a raw disk image without headers. qemu-img can do this.
Post Reply