Ok, I managed to solve the issue. Cubase is finally running on my Classic.
equill wrote:Two considerations.
(...) What does the Cubase literature tell you about 'System Requirements'?
68000 with 4 mb RAM and system 7 at least. Though soon I will try to boot it under 6.0.8
and post the results....you know that companies specify the requirements for their products
higher that real in order to get no claim of the software functioning...I don't know if this
is the case....
equill wrote:Second, (...) ...but to expect it to run elegantly, even if emulation is available, on a 24-bit machine with only 4MB of RAM is hopeful in the extreme. You will not be able to use virtual memory to make up for the lack of physical RAM in a Classic.
This is not needed for Cubase 2.5, since either there is no audio nor plugin effects . AFAIK it may be for later Cubase VST releases for macs later than Classic. This is not the case. Kindly read the last post in this
A bootdisk with a *minimal* system 7.5
did the trick in order to unwrap the package
; which BTW was not downloaded from the Apple page, but from the MacGeeks one.
The hard drive space was solved by **not full-installing** 7.5.3.
See the situation
of my 40 mb hard-drive with an installed and working Cubase (8,9 mb used, 29,4 free!).
equill wrote:(...) A Classic limps in 7.5 (...)
I **do not** run Cubase in 7.5. I ***expanded** Cubase in 7.5, but currently do launch the compressed image in the desktop
(which is always there no matter I reboot) in system 7.0.1,
which works good on such a machine (perhaps not so perfect as 6.0.8 -I openly agree with you-, but it is still fine in my opinion).
The thing is that in the end I managed it to work without the need of a resident 7.5.3, which is a good thing regarding a Classic. I agree with you that for the machine would have been to make it walk with stones in the feet..
7.5 was only used once to unwrap the disk image. Once it is in the hard-drive, I always boot and run Cubase happily in 7.0.1.