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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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VERY Cool screenshot!! See This

Wed May 12, 2004 5:07 am

Exposè works in this emulator. The "just-in-time" version is A LOT faster than the quoted 1/40 ... i would estimate 1/15 - 1/20 or so.

My computer is a:
512 Ram
Radeon 9500 128mb non pro

Wed May 12, 2004 5:20 am

I've also got to add this one, a tribute to the developers :)

Wed May 12, 2004 5:25 am

Fark. I can't make it work. I have made an IMG with Gemulator explorer, and an ISO with a bunch of different programs.

No bootable partitions.

Wed May 12, 2004 5:29 am

So, does this thing actually require a Linux install at any point? If so, my head is going to explode. I've already spent countless hours fumbling around with Mandrake to try SheepShaver. (After that experience, Linux is long gone from my computer)

Wed May 12, 2004 5:29 am

See, it is like this:

Wed May 12, 2004 5:38 am

follow the pearpc doc
make a partition true darwin
reboot with mac osx13
remake your partition with the disk utility
and thats it
oh and also like jazzman said add"#" to the the nic card to blank it out in the ppccfg file
and as he said i guess you have to take out the "-v" from the verbose setting ounce you finish your installation before rebooting
also if you have the advantage of having tons of mem on you comp change the mem setting from #memory_size=0x8000000 to memory_size=0x24000000 then well i dont know what to say except be patient cuz it takes from 2:30hour to 5hour to install so dont expect to run osx as a second os soon it will surely take a bit before it runs at resonnable speed

Wed May 12, 2004 5:41 am

robotintestines wrote:So, does this thing actually require a Linux install at any point? If so, my head is going to explode. I've already spent countless hours fumbling around with Mandrake to try SheepShaver. (After that experience, Linux is long gone from my computer)

no the longest you will spend inside a linux type of environnement is when you will first format your partition in darwin just follow the tutorial on the Pearpc website

Wed May 12, 2004 5:47 am

here is what you have to do with darwin
1-Wait (possible wait some more) and when asked for installation device enter "shell" to get a shell
2-You now have to create a partition:
Enter pdisk.
Enter e and then /dev/disk0 to edit the partition map of the hard disk.
Enter i to initialize the disk.
Confirm the default values.
Enter p to print the preliminary partition map.
Note the length of the Apple_Free partition.
Enter C (this is a capital 'C') to create a new partition entry.
Enter 64 as first block then the length of the Apple_Free partition from above.
Enter Mac_OS_X as partition name and Apple_HFS as partition type.
Enter w to write to partition map, confirm with y and then enter q and q to quit pdisk.
We're done with the partition map. Enter reboot and wait for PearPC to quit.
Now restart PearPC with your mac OsX13 cd image

Wed May 12, 2004 5:57 am

"and a CDROM where the Darwin-CD is inserted"

So I've got to make a physical Darwin CD?

Wed May 12, 2004 12:02 pm

no ounce you have partition your hdd with the darwin image your ppc will shut down and you will be able to go in your config file and change the image to your osx image before rebooting

Wed May 12, 2004 1:19 pm

Ive got the same problem... where can I get the Darwin image?

Wed May 12, 2004 1:45 pm


Wed May 12, 2004 1:56 pm

What do I do with the image once I have downloaded it? Plug it into the confi file where my 6 gig blank hd file is right now?

Wed May 12, 2004 1:58 pm

then you should put it in the same directory as pearpc and mod you ppccfg file to look like this:

pci_ide0_master_installed = 1
pci_ide0_master_image = "pearpc-6gib.img"
#pci_ide0_master_type = "hd"

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

Wed May 12, 2004 1:59 pm

Hokay, I'll try that.

private mail

Wed May 12, 2004 2:02 pm

Clockwise, you could look in your private mail...


Wed May 12, 2004 2:02 pm

Hey! I'm now booting Darwin. It is slow.

Wed May 12, 2004 2:22 pm

I'm installing Darwin. This could take a while. My computer is very slooow.

Wed May 12, 2004 2:25 pm

you do not have to install darwin you just use it to build you hdd then ounce it ask to rebbot you reboot with the osx cd1 and reformat the partition you just made then you go on and install mac

Wed May 12, 2004 2:26 pm

Oh... I thought the pearpc gudie told me to install.

What should I do after I've installed?

Wed May 12, 2004 2:44 pm

this is where i am now but i am now unable to boot from the virtual hdd

hd image available

Wed May 12, 2004 2:47 pm

You can look in the main thread to download a pre formatted hd image.

I think it's not wise to use the 6 gb file from pear, as they stated it might not be supported.



Wed May 12, 2004 3:14 pm

which is the main thread?

can you post a link to this pre-formatted image?

Wed May 12, 2004 3:17 pm

nervermind found it :P

QuickTime in PearPC

Wed May 12, 2004 10:02 pm

It plays in slow motion...

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