How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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Good morning all !

I would like to create an HDD image for PearPC of 1 GB because on the official site here there are only 3 GB & 6 GB. I created a 1 GB HDD with Qemu but he tells me that the HDD must be a multiple of 516096 ...

How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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Re: How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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You don't; PearPC is strict in what sort of disk sectoring/addressing it can use. So you can create 3GB, 6GB, 9GB disk images.

It is technically possible to use other sizes, but this requires much fiddling with PearPC source and/or disk sector sizes. At that point, it's easier to just use QEMU-PPC which is more robust and in some cases faster.
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Re: How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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OK thanks for your answer !

I used Qemu but the installation of MacOS is very slow & the launch of the system too...

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Re: How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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Which version of QEMU did you try? It's come a long way in the past two years.
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Re: How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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Hello !

I use Qemu version 4.1 (23.08.2019) with audio support... I noticed that the other versions do not have qemu-img.exe to create the hard disk images ?!

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Re: How to create a 1 GB HDD for PearPC ?

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The official versions should include qemu-img -- it hasn't really changed in years. The experimental builds are just that -- experimental. They're using code that hasn't been fully tested and rolled back into the main project.

If you want to duplicate the experience of PearPC, best to use the official build with no sound -- although having said that, the latest experimental build with the FPU improvements speeds a number of things up significantly. And sound is nice.
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