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Re: My OS History Project...

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mabam wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:39 pm
adespoton wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:16 pm Working again: 10.6 and 10.6 Server (Yay!)

Would you mind sharing the configs?
All the needed bits are in -- Royal has created a custom OpenCore in "" that's specifically for Snow Leopard on Apple Silicon. He also found that he needed to create the disk image on an X86_64 machine (still using QEMU) and then it was usable on AARCH64 as well. There's a bug in the QEMU AARCH64 (not AS-limited) TCG implementation that's not there in the X86_64 TCG implementation, and it blocks the install DVD for Snow Leopard.

So once you've got a SL image that works with QEMU TCG, you can run it in QEMU (not UTM) on Apple Silicon. And... if you insert the Snow Leopard Server DVD on a booted copy of SL, it will happily upgrade SL to SLS with no DVD-boot needed.

Network updates work just fine afterwards as well, with one potential issue: the mDNS server needs a reboot to get Software Update working.

That can be accomplished with:

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sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/; sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
After that, running softwareupdate from Terminal or using the Software Update feature will successfully apply all the security patches, the App Store update, etc.

The pre-installed Snow Leopard image Royal created is named sl_preinstall.img. It's rather large. I've compressed my copy to sl_preinstall.qcow2 which is 6.2 GB (and possibly shrinkable down to 3.6GB with a bit of work). If possible, best to preinstall your own copy if you've got access to an x86 machine, however.
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