Help! My NS 3.3 CD won't mount.

Started by mbuss, December 08, 2006, 03:43:23 pm

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mbuss

I'm trying to install NS 3.3 on my intel Mac using Parallels, but the OS CD won't mount. OS X doesn't recognize it as having any mountable filesystems. I've tried using dd to make an .iso image and then mounting that, but no joy.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this, aside from buying a second copy?

Thanks,
mbuss

Andreas

Quote from: "mbuss"I'm trying to install NS 3.3 on my intel Mac using Parallels, but the OS CD won't mount.


This is right, MacOSX isn't able to mount NeXtstep CDs. You have to boot your Parallels from the NeXTstep Floppys, if ever Parallels will work with the NeXTstep supplied drivers for reading IDE and CD-ROM.

mbuss

Okay, so maybe I'm not hosed. I have successfully booted from the floppy, but the install hangs when it's looking for the CD.

Perhaps I should bring this to the virtualization forum and see what happens. Thanks.

nextchef

Make an ISO image out of your cd, and point parallels to that.  It worked for me to install OpenStep 4.2 in parallels.  I never tried NS, so your mileage may vary.

Chef

nextchef

Is it possible under osx to give custom mount commands?  I know that some versions of mount will support the next filesystem, at least in a read only matter.  Here is a section from the man page for mount on my kubuntu system that talks about the NeXT filesystem support.


Mount options for ufs
      ufstype=value
             UFS is a file system widely used in different operating systems.
             The  problem  are differences among implementations. Features of
             some implementations are undocumented, so its hard to  recognize
             the type of ufs automatically.  That's why the user must specify
             the type of ufs by mount option.  Possible values are:

             old    Old format of  ufs,  this  is  the  default,  read  only.
                    (Don't forget to give the -r option.)

             44bsd  For    filesystems   created   by   a   BSD-like   system
                    (NetBSD,FreeBSD,OpenBSD).

             sun    For filesystems created by SunOS or Solaris on Sparc.

             sunx86 For filesystems created by Solaris on x86.

             hp     For filesystems created by HP-UX, read-only.

             nextstep
                    For filesystems created by  NeXTStep  (on  NeXT  station)
                    (currently read only).

             nextstep-cd
                    For NextStep CDROMs (block_size == 2048), read-only.

             openstep
                    For  filesystems  created  by  OpenStep  (currently  read
                    only).  The same filesystem type is also used by  Mac  OS
                    X.


Using this command, I was able to mount the next cd in kubuntu.
mount -t ufs -o ufstype=nextstep-cd /dev/cdrom /nextcd

Chef

cuby

Quote from: "nextchef"Is it possible under osx to give custom mount commands?  I know that some versions of mount will support the next filesystem, at least in a read only matter.


For whatever reason, OS X doesn't support the flavour of UFS used on the NeXT CD-ROMs (UFS has many variants). The Linux NeXT UFS CD-ROM support works fine for me, too.

-- cuby