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About PearPC, a PPC Mac emulator for Windows and Linux, and to a limited extent MacOSX, that can run MacOSX up to 10.4.
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PearPC - Unofficial Guide

Tue May 11, 2004 12:26 am

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Note from CW: I have had some success using premade hd images from Cat_7 located here (10.2):

http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=949

and here (10.3)

http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=951

Try these instead of the 3 gig and 6 gig files on the PearPC site if you get stuck without any bootable partitions

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Download PearPC-0.1-win32-jitc from the PearPC SourceForge page, as well as the 3GB Image available.

http://www.emaculation.com/pearpc_guide/pearpc_picture_1.jpg
http://www.emaculation.com/pearpc_guide/pearpc_picture_2.jpg

Next, download Gemulator Explorer from Darek's website.

http://www.emulators.com/freefile/gemxplor.zip

Extract Gemulator Explorer, and run GEMXPLOR.EXE.

http://www.emaculation.com/pearpc_guide/pearpc_picture_3.jpg

Select the CD/DVD-ROM device that you put the OS X CD into, and select File > Create Image from Physical Disk. (Note: It will appear empty on the right pane, do not worry.)

http://www.emaculation.com/pearpc_guide/pearpc_picture_4.jpg

I saved my CD Images as *.img (ie, macosx_1.img, macosx_2.img).



Now it is time to extract and configure PearPC-0.1.

Extract PearPC and the 3GB image to their own folder somewhere (I used N:\pearpc\). Once that's done, find the file in that folder called "ppccfg.example", and open it with your favorite text editor (I use EditPlus2, but you'll probably use Notepad).

The only things that really need to be configured are the ide0 drives. Here is a copy of my settings for them.

Code:
pci_ide0_master_installed = 1
pci_ide0_master_image = "pearpc-3gib.img"
#pci_ide0_master_type = "hd"

pci_ide0_slave_installed = 1
#pci_ide0_slave_image = "darwin-701.iso"
pci_ide0_slave_image = "macosx.img"
#pci_ide0_slave_image = "/dev/cdrom"
pci_ide0_slave_type = "cdrom"


As you can see, anything with a # at the start of the line denotes a comment, meaning the program will not read those lines. The file is also very binary, meaning anything that's set to 0 is most likely off, while everything set to 1 is most likely on.

Save the changes to the configuration file, and exit your text editor.

Next, you will have to open a Command Prompt window, and navigate to the folder where you extracted PearPC to (in my case, C:\pearpc\). Type in the following command to load PearPC with your configuration file.

Code:
ppc ppccfg.example


If all goes as planned, it should start up and do something. Nothing is really promised at this early stage in it's life, but it proves that it is no fake.[/b]

not working herebut still pretty enthusiast

Tue May 11, 2004 1:09 am

i am trying to access my folder with a command prompt but each time i get this
first i must say i have installed it in C:\ppc\
here is what i get when i call my folder in the prompt
'C:\ppc\' is not recognized as an internal or external command
operable program or batch file.

Well...

Tue May 11, 2004 1:13 am

I am so glad someone is putting this together.

Ataxy, type 'cd C:\ppc\' that will get you too the folder you are looking to navigate too. 9 (minus the " ' "s)

ok thx now all i have to do

Tue May 11, 2004 1:18 am

is find some place to put that huge 6gig hdd image on my hdd

Tue May 11, 2004 2:44 am

This is first-rate. Thanks for it. I'll try it out myself tommorow nite.

Tue May 11, 2004 2:47 am

ahh sorry about my ignorance but what is a prom_loadfile
is this like some sort of boot disk

Tue May 11, 2004 3:06 am

ok i got up to here but i can seem to be able to choose a bootable partition could my problem be due to the fact that i am trying to boot os9 since thats what i got "sorry about that but i dont have the money to buy an osx cd so my uncle who used to have a imac pass me its os9 cd"

http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/download.php?id=81

Tue May 11, 2004 3:27 am

Hm... Partition 9 (Macintosh HD/Apple_HFS) on the CD-ROM should've been bootable... I guess this goes to show how much PearPC hates anything below OS X (I now know that 10.2 works with it from Neowin).

Sorry mate. =\

http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/download.php?id=81

what do you mean by that

Tue May 11, 2004 3:43 am

what do you mean by " I now know that 10.2 works with it from Neowin"

Tue May 11, 2004 3:50 am

never mind i figured it out

Tue May 11, 2004 6:48 am

The explorer thing dosen't like me. BUt making an iso works too.

Tue May 11, 2004 11:13 am

hi.
i have ide dvdrom drive then i cant create image from my mac osx cd with emxplorer :(
any suggestions?
thanks.

Tue May 11, 2004 12:11 pm

There are probably quite a few options for making an image of CD's. If you have any CD writing software and it allows you to write to a virtual CD drive, you can create an image that way. Nero is a good example of this - you just select the burner from the menu and make sure it is the virtual one, which will then prompt you for a file name.

Tue May 11, 2004 12:44 pm

hi.
I created an image from my mac osx cd with nero6 but its extension was .nrg and with nrg2iso(on linux) i converted it to iso.
but after selecting : 1.partition 9 of 'cdrom0' (Mac_OS_X/Apple_HFS)
it closed with this error: [IO/PROM] <Error> unknown interpret size 1972
also I must say I have mac osx 10.1 cd.
thanks.

well i tryed to boot this morning

Tue May 11, 2004 12:51 pm

well i tryed to boot this morning off a darwin7.01 install cd ,ppc did reconize the cdrom partion but ounce i selected it i got the image below and a quick image of a ppc comp booting (the grey screen with the apple in the middle) but then pearlpc shut down and this is the message i got in my dos prompt:
[CPU/MMU] new pagetable: sdr1 = 0x00300003
[CPU/MMU] new pagetable: sdr1 accepted
[CPU/MMU] number of pages: 2^15 pagetable_start: 0x00300000 size: 2^18
HFS+ has no backup volume header. skipping...
HFS+ has no backup volume header. skipping...
[CPU/CPU] execution started at 05601080
[CPU/MMU] new pagetable: sdr1 = 0x07f0000f
[CPU/MMU] new pagetable: sdr1 accepted
[CPU/MMU] number of pages: 2^17 pagetable_start: 0x07f00000 size: 2^20
[IO/GCARD] <Error> out of bounds

http://www.emaculation.com/phpBB/download.php?id=82

Tue May 11, 2004 12:53 pm

2ali67:
It's better to try BlindWrite with "ISO Image" profile. It worked well for me.
Last edited by HDC on Tue May 11, 2004 12:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue May 11, 2004 12:53 pm

ali67 wrote:hi.
I created an image from my mac osx cd with nero6 but its extension was .nrg and with nrg2iso(on linux) i converted it to iso.
but after selecting : 1.partition 9 of 'cdrom0' (Mac_OS_X/Apple_HFS)
it closed with this error: [IO/PROM] <Error> unknown interpret size 1972
also I must say I have mac osx 10.1 cd.
thanks.

from what i heard it only boots 10.2 or 10.3 everything below that as problem

Tue May 11, 2004 3:05 pm

god i am stupid "[IO/GCARD] <Error> out of bounds " seem you can boot with the res in 1024x768

Tue May 11, 2004 3:27 pm

The instructions on the PearPC website say MacOSX needs a HD larger then 3GB.

Tue May 11, 2004 6:19 pm

gemulator explorer dosnt like me either the menu stays permanently blank no matter whats selected.....

I can only create a nrg in Nero6 does anyone know how to convert a .nrg to a .iso or .img under Windows as most apps wont convert a Mac .nrg

Please help :cry:

Tue May 11, 2004 6:20 pm

ok i got to borrow a cd of osx from a school mate but here is my new problem it boots and everything except i have one problem each time i do f12 to enable the mouse the installation freezes if i click f12 again to disable the mouse it continues so the problem is that ounce i get to the point where i have to select witch language i want to do the installation i cant select anything cuz as soon as i do f12 it freeze again
i dont know if it may help but i am using a logitech usb mouse

Tue May 11, 2004 7:36 pm

I'm trying to figure out PearPC won't let me install to the 6GB image. I've got 10.3 to the install screen, used Disk Utility to partition and format, but for some reason, I can't select the drive to install to.

Blah.

Tue May 11, 2004 7:38 pm

ataxy wrote:ok i got to borrow a cd of osx from a school mate but here is my new problem it boots and everything except i have one problem each time i do f12 to enable the mouse the installation freezes if i click f12 again to disable the mouse it continues so the problem is that ounce i get to the point where i have to select witch language i want to do the installation i cant select anything cuz as soon as i do f12 it freeze again
i dont know if it may help but i am using a logitech usb mouse


Could you enable the mouse, while you OSX CD is booting and NOT disable it again, or is it the PearPC programme that is crashing, not the MacOSX installer?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:40 pm

Jackalo wrote:I'm trying to figure out PearPC won't let me install to the 6GB image. I've got 10.3 to the install screen, used Disk Utility to partition and format, but for some reason, I can't select the drive to install to.

Blah.


Do you mean that when you are at the Select Which Disk You want to install to screen, It might only let install it to partition 1 rather than partition 2?

Tue May 11, 2004 7:51 pm

I'm trying to figure out PearPC won't let me install to the 6GB image. I've got 10.3 to the install screen, used Disk Utility to partition and format, but for some reason, I can't select the drive to install to.
Try rebooting installer after partitioning and formatting. And, as unrelated story, I read somewhere in the PearPC docs that author will be surprised if this thing can correctly support HD images over 4 GB ;)
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