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Mac OS X 10.2 pre-made QEMU hard drive

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10.2.zip (388.81 MB)
MD5: c89c046120c4d4ada792e5a4de736993
For Mac OS X
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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Qemu-Win64-5.2-09-12-2020.zip (28.32 MB)
MD5: 77274fa7c7146c1da8be3bf52ec738a6
For Mac OS X
Emulation
This app works with: QEMU

This is a 6GB virtual hard drive with Mac OS X 10.2 fully installed and set-up. The Classic environment has not been set up. I tried to install it, but to no avail.

I've placed Firefox 1.5.0.7 into the Applications folder, though upon initial testing it doesn't work properly.

The emulated machine is a Power Mac G4 with 1GB of RAM, though you can change it to a G3, and/or alter the amount of installed RAM, in 10.2boot.bat.

This install was set up using the United Kingdom locale, and the language is set to US English.

Performance is pretty good, despite QEMU not supporting GPU acceleration. Tested on an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U.

I'm uploading this here as I personally could not find any such pre-made QEMU systems, and thought it might be helpful for others looking to get into PowerPC Mac OS X emulation.
You will also need to download and extract the zipped QEMU-Win64 folder, also attached here.
This is for Windows hosts only, and will not work if you're planning to run this on a Mac host, you will have to find and download the Mac version of QEMU (with PowerPC support) yourself.

The 10.2boot.bat script was made for Windows, but might work on macOS/OS X hosts. Compatibility with Mac hosts is not guaranteed.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Issues: Sound doesn't work

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by MikeTomTom - 2021, April 9 - 5:08am

@stealer0517: I'm reading in the fine-print above:

This is for Windows hosts only, and will not work if you're planning to run this on a Mac host, you will have to find and download the Mac version of QEMU (with PowerPC support) yourself.

So if you want to extract this, maybe the Mac OS X Archive Utility or StuffIt are the wrong choice of tools.

As it expands to a 6GB file, any standard zip utility will have issues extracting this on any platform - standard zip format is for files 4GB or less. This zip file was likely created by using an extended form of zip (likely zip64).

7-Zip fares much better on larger compressed file sizes.

Note: 7-Zip appears to extract the above archive OK.

stealer0517's picture
by stealer0517 - 2021, April 9 - 2:35am

I'm getting some strange errors when trying to extract this. Is anyone else having any issues?

On Mac os 10.6 archive utility compresses it instead of uncompressing it, and Stuffit gives me an error.
On Windows 10 I get an error saying:
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error

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by cbone - 2021, March 18 - 6:57pm

Thank you FoxRunTime! Laughing out loud