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elliotnunn

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  1. Yes, this will fail on 68k machines except the Quadra 900 (and possibly similar Quadras). I apologise for not making this clearer -- I documented it poorly, then forgot about it myself. The reason is that 8.1 introduces a required patch via the "gusd/gtbl/gpch" mechanism. I have narrowed down the resources required by crudely swapping them in from 8.1, but I have only done this on the Q900 emulated by Basilisk II. The purpose and function of the underlying patch are not yet clear. There seems to be some interest now, so I'll get back to work on it.
  2. Ship your Cube to me and I'll sort it out. You can use one of the whole bootable .dsk files from TestImages.tmp, and mount it using Disk Copy (I think -- perhaps the type/creator needs to be set). The .rdump files store resource fork data (in a format compatible with Apple's Rez utility), and the .idump files store the type/creator code (in the same format as the PkgInfo file inside a Mac OS X .app bundle). I settled on this scheme after struggling to preserve and manipulate this old-fashioned metadata on my macOS 10 machines.
  3. Hi all, I have had some success with adding HFS+ support to previously unsupported System versions. Briefly, Mac OS 7.6 and 8.0 on PowerPC work well, and I have managed to get 68k versions working with a rather inelegant hack. Here is a longer writeup: https://github.com/elliotnunn/HFSPlusBackport Hacking on the project yourself should be pretty easy. I am hoping that somebody with a bit of 68k-foo can help me dig deeper. I hope to add support for as many Mac OS versions as possible, and give users the option of installing an INIT or patching their System re
  4. Anywhere that an interested hacker might browse the source? This is my second attempt at wrapping System 7 disk images around a source code tree. I would be very interested in targeting MACE or AMS as well as the current crop of hardware emulators. https://github.com/elliotnunn/BuildCubeE/
  5. Hi captainserial! This is the first time I’ve chanced upon an OldWorld Mac showing a NanoKernel v2 termination log. It sure looks out of place! Would you mind if I snagged a copy of the System file on this machine? I suspect it might be a bit of an oddball. Here’s my NK stuff: https://github.com/elliotnunn/powermac-rom Cheers, Elliot
  6. The Classic Environment abstracts OS 9 way away from the hardware, so no joy there. Nanopico (of the MacOS9Lives forum) and I have been putting our heads together and working out the NewWorld boot process. Getting the PCI bridge and interrupt controller working would be the first steps, and then writing basically a new Southbridge driver for all the IO to work. Apple's PCI driver architecture was actually quite nice, so this wouldn't be absolutely intolerable. I'm now working here: http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php/topic,2727.msg20226.html
  7. Cheers! Anyone have any experience hacking on 4 MB Power Mac ROMs?
  8. Hi folks, This post might meander a bit, because I'm sleepy, so I do apologise. I really wanted to post this now that I've had some success. I have written a Python script to take apart and put back together a Mac OS ROM file (a NewWorld Toolbox image -- tbxi). Just this evening I've gotten my iMac G4 to boot from one of its reassembled images. This is a first step towards getting OS 9 to run on some seriously different PowerPC hardware (G4 mini, or even G5). Much of my information has been taken from the SheepShaver source, and from the occasional stray Technote. Here it is: https://
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