How I got Panther to work

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jazzman
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How I got Panther to work

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So, finally success. Here is a list of stuff I had to do to make panther work

1. Partition the virtual HD with Darwin, just like in the guide at PearPC homepage. The first two times I installed OS X, I didn't use darwin, and it resulted in my hd not being bootable. You will have to repartition during the OS X install though.

2. set prom bootmethod to select: prom_bootmethod = "select"

3. I had no problem installing panther with the isos I made in Alcohol 120%

4. After I had installed the OS, I could boot but it would crash once I got to the first screen. What I did was to comment out the network settings, and remove the verbose startup from macargs:

prom_env_machargs = ""


cheers

hope this will help you on your way towards a mac desktop in windows :D
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just an image for you :D
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Post by jazzman »

i forgot one thing:

5. Set redraw_interval_msec to a smaller value than 200. 50 works great for me. Makes OS X seem a lot smoother
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Post by ataxy »

hey just to know how long as it been for you to get it installed
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Post by jazzman »

it took about 3 hours on my XP2500+
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Post by wild »

jazzman wrote:it took about 3 hours on my XP2500+
Is that using the standard PearPC, or with the JIT compiler?
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Post by ataxy »

wild wrote:
jazzman wrote:it took about 3 hours on my XP2500+
Is that using the standard PearPC, or with the JIT compiler?
you read my mind
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Post by jazzman »

using the JIT, and leaving the PC to do nothing but emulation
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cool
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