Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Qemu can now also run MacOS 7.1 to 8.1!

Download the alpha build for macOS here: https://surfdrive.surf.nl/files/index.p ... Z/download
Guide: https://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/m68k-qemu-on-osx

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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Looks fascinating! But the guide includes an incomplete link that says "Go to xxxxxxxx." Thank you!
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Ha, fixed. But you did find the place to download ;-)
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Cat_7 wrote: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:33 pm But you did find the place to download ;-)
It wasn't too hard to find....!
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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both macOS versions seem to be for AUX
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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How so?
Can you not boot Mac OS 7 or 8?

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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Get a sad Mac 0000000F when the CDROM is in the config. I've tried using the MATSHITA/CD-ROM CR-8005/1.0k in the guide and the stock SONY/CD-ROM CDU-8003A/1.8f. I'm using a Quad610.ROM from a working Q800. Originally thought it was my ISOs, with them locked and unlocked. But I tried a few known bootable ISOs that do boot when burned to CD.
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Yes, I've seen that too sometimes.
You could check the cd images with:
dd if=yourimage.img bs=512 count=16 | hexdump -C

If the first 2 bytes are not ER, the image is not a complete disk image.

You might also create a new pram file, or try to run without pram file, or try to change the scsi id's of the drives.

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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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I've had no problems installing Mac OS 8.0 and 7.5.3 on Windows 10, though in both instances double click does not work.
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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dotbk wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:25 am Get a sad Mac 0000000F when the CDROM is in the config. I've tried using the MATSHITA/CD-ROM CR-8005/1.0k in the guide and the stock SONY/CD-ROM CDU-8003A/1.8f. I'm using a Quad610.ROM from a working Q800. Originally thought it was my ISOs, with them locked and unlocked. But I tried a few known bootable ISOs that do boot when burned to CD.
I get the same thing. I compiled it on Linux though. I tried multiple ISOs and also checked that they start with ER. It starts up, I hear the chime, and then get the sad mac.
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I've had no problems installing Mac OS 8.0 and 7.5.3 on Windows 10, though in both instances double click does not work.
The default gtk interface has issues with double-click speed in Windows.
You can try to add "-sdl" to the command line.

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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Thanks Cat_7, that worked.
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Re: Qemu-system-m68k for macOS to run MacOS 7.1-8.1

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Oh wow! awesome to see QEMU can now Boot the Toolbox ROM and boot Mac OS and AU/X, im going to have lots of fun playing with this :)

for what its worth I ran into the sad mac issues also, but compiling from the source code solved that issue for me

I noticed even in the OS X precompiled download the executable binary still has AU/X in its file name so I wonder if something got mixed up?
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I noticed even in the OS X precompiled download the executable binary still has AU/X in its file name so I wonder if something got mixed up?
I see, indeed some mix-up ;-)
Luckily I still had the correct build so I uploaded it. First post is updated with the correct link.

If you compile your own from https://gitlab.com/mcayland/qemu/-/tree/q800.upstream that build will be for running MacOS, if you revert the last commit to the branch you can run AUX.

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