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Mac OS 10.2 Help

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 12:20 am
by james
Can someone please tell me how I can boot Mac OS 10.2 on PearPC? Please, please give detailed instructions. I have the Mac OS 10.2 CD and I'd like to use Mac OS 10.2 even thought it's slow.
Thank you all! :)
James - 13 year old computer whiz

Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 5:36 am
by HDC
1. Download PearPC from, unpack it to c:\ppc\
2. Download Bochs 2.1.1 from or use this direct link - ... -2.1.1.exe and install it.

2. Go to the Bochs installation folder (by default, it's c:\Program Files\Bochs-2.1.1) and run bximage.exe. It will ask you several questions about what do you want from an image :), and you should chose the following:

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Do you want to create a floppy disk image or a hard disk image?
Please type hd or fd. [hd]

What kind of image should I create?
Please type flat, sparse or growing. [flat]

Enter the hard disk size in megabytes, between 1 and 32255
[10] 2200

[c.img] c:\ppc\hd.img
3. Create an ISO image of first OS X CD using your favorite CD burning/copying app, such as Alcohol 120%, BlindWrite or Nero.

4. Edit the PearPC config file, you could download mine at , so save it in c:\ppc and change string
pci_ide0_slave_image = "new.iso"
to something reflecting the path to your OS X CD image.

5. Start pearPC using command prompt (cmd.exe in 2000/xp/2003, command com in 98/Me):

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C:\Documents and Settings\hdc.LEELA>cd \ppc

C:\ppc>ppc cfg
6. On startup, PearPC will show you the list of bootable volumes, select your installation CD from it. At this point, you should see a Mac bootup screen, so wait a while until installation loads.

7. First thing to do in the installer is partitioning the drive. I beginning to suspect that the best way is to create a partition, then reboot, then format it. If installation fails after selecting an installation volume, or you don't see any volumes to install, try experimenting with Disk Utility, it's not necessarilly going to work after the first try :)

8 Don't try to install anything over base system, and, if you wish, BSD sybsystem. If you want more - you could install it later.

9 Anything you should do after selecting packeges is essentialy the same you would do on a real Mac, only a few times slower :)

Good luck.


Posted: Wed May 12, 2004 10:10 am
by james
Aight, Thanks a lot bud!! :D