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OPENSTEP 4.2 on server

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:29 pm
by mdogg
Quick question. If I wanted to install OPENSTEP 4.2 on an x86 machine, which files on the server would I have to download.

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:56 pm
by intellivision
The OPENSTEP 4.2 pakage would be a good start

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:22 pm
by mdogg
which package?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:30 pm
by thenico

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:30 pm
by empireum
Image

I'd say start with that.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:12 am
by mdogg
But the package on the server (OPENSTEP 4.2.rar) includes a *.image file that you can only open with Mac software.

Thenico: I'll try your link then post back with results.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:35 am
by ppc_digger
mdogg wrote:But the package on the server (OPENSTEP 4.2.rar) includes a *.image file that you can only open with Mac software.

Thenico: I'll try your link then post back with results.
Why open it? Write it to a floppy using HFS explorer, Gemulator Explorer or TransMac. If you extract the files, it won't work.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:56 pm
by mdogg
ppc_digger:I don't think you get what I mean but anyway.

Is there a way to burn *.IMAGE files to a CD using Windows. I know you can use Mac but are there any other ways?

BTW, I know how to write the *.FLOPPYIMAGE files using rawrite so you don't need to help me there

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:11 pm
by benny1091
im not sure but i think most times you can rename it to .ISO and it should work... but somebody PLEASE verify this or correct me if im wrong before he wastes a cd, lol

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:55 pm
by mdogg
Now that you've said that, I won't try to do anything until an answer gets confirmed.

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:19 pm
by thenico

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$ file "OpenStep 4.2/Openstep 4.2 CD.image"
OpenStep 4.2/Openstep 4.2 CD.image: Sun disk label '\200' 0 blocks, boot block present
$ file "OpenStep 4.2/OpenStep Boot Floppies/4.2_Install_Disk.floppyimage"
OpenStep 4.2/OpenStep Boot Floppies/4.2_Install_Disk.floppyimage: x86 boot sector
Image

It seem to work under Qemu.
Use CD-RW

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:58 am
by ppc_digger
On a real PC it probably won't work. BIOS can only load boot images from CDs if they use El Torito. You can create an ISO image with floppy emulation using mkisofs:

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mkisofs -b floppy_image.img -o iso_image.iso some_empty_folder

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:36 am
by thenico
ppc_digger wrote:On a real PC it probably won't work. BIOS can only load boot images from CDs if they use El Torito.
That is why they are an boot image called 4.2_Install_Disk.floppyimage that should be written to a floppy

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:20 am
by longview
thenico wrote:It seem to work under Qemu.
For those wanting to emulate it, I suggest Parallels, it supports it very well (even widescreen resolutions)
I'm going to put together a rar with some of the OPENSTEP apps that are availible for free (Lighthouse Office apps, various freeware) in a while and upload it.
Image

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:06 am
by mdogg
I still need help on how to burn in to CD in Windows. Would it work in Linux?

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:58 am
by TheWahbinator
Rename it to ISO and then burn it

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:12 am
by empireum
This probably won't work. If you have access to a Mac running OS X, open the image in Disk Utility and then try to convert it to .cdr (DVD/CD master). This can then be safely renamed to .iso.

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:34 am
by ikki-kun
i want this OS, do some one can put a link to download it pls, or send me the link in a pm pls!! tnks!!

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:58 pm
by empireum
Please don't resurrect old topics and read the rules concerning contributing posts for server access.

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