OPENSTEP 4.2 doesn't work

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mdogg
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OPENSTEP 4.2 doesn't work

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I downloaded OPENSTEP 4.2 from the BETAArchive FTP and since I had read on http://vpc.visualwin.com/ about how OPENSTEP won't work in VPC, I tried some different emulators. I tried it on Bochs and on VMware and both times it stopped at the following window:
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And never continued.

Is there a special way to get this installed? Can it not be emulated?
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Post by intellivision »

I think that the problem might lie in the video drivers, cause I do remember having a similar problem with rhapsody but I never found a way around it.
Somebody did link an openstep vm for vmware with working video and network drivers, cant remember which post it was though.
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You need VPC 4.1 or 4.2

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Re: OPENSTEP 4.2 doesn't work

Post by tpzahm »

mdogg,

intellivision's advice rings bells with me. (It was long enough ago that the details are lost in the mists of middle aged memory).

I would definitely suggest that you add the verbose flag to the boot command in addition to whatever other remedy you try. It will replace the graphical boot screen with a text-oriented one. This, in turn, will allow you to see the log messages as the boot process proceeds.

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Re: OPENSTEP 4.2 doesn't work

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if you use vmware for windows/linux or vmware fusion for macintosh you can get it running using this procedure http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/vie ... 38beb7dc3e
or these links have interesting info http://communities.vmware.com/message/855157 http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=519

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