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OPENSTEP in Parallels - no Color -Solved

 
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leftofright



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: OPENSTEP in Parallels - no Color -Solved Reply with quote

I was able to load both NeXTStep 3.3 and OPENSTEP 4.2 in Parallels and they work great, but no color.
How to I tell the OS to display in color?

Solved:

1. create password for root/me
2. logout of me account and log in as root
3. burn OPENSTEP 4.2 for Mach patch to cd and mount cd in Parallels
4. create new folder in workspace and copy path to folder
5. in console tar -xvf 4.2Mach_Patch3.pkg.tar
6. in Workspace browse to pkg and click to install
7. after install open configure.app and under Display Devices choose
VESA VBE 2.0 Display Driver (v1.00)
reboot and now you have color!
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dpny



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you able to get fullscreen in Parallels?
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leftofright



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, full screen was not a problem.
Played with resolution up to 1024x768 as well.
Make sure to clone the base build if you play with it though.
Made the mistake of modifying the only build I had and could not get it straight again.
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dpny



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leftofright wrote:
Yep, full screen was not a problem.
Played with resolution up to 1024x768 as well.
Make sure to clone the base build if you play with it though.
Made the mistake of modifying the only build I had and could not get it straight again.


Nice. I have OS 4.2 running well in VirtualBox. Might try it in Parallels.
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dpny



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to have network problems. Have OS set up on a bridged network. How did you do it?
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leftofright



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have not worked that out as of yet.
New to both NeXTStep and OPENSTEP but not new to Unix and will hopefully work it out soon, in detail.
Will keep all posted as well.
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dpny



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this I should be able to use the NE2k driver. I couldn't get the driver linked to in that PDF to work, but I did find it, already in Parallels .fdd format, in another thread on this forum, here

The problem is this: the instructions say to copy NE2K.config from the floppy to /private/Drivers/i386, then run Configure.app and select the new driver. When I do this, and then reboot, Openstep won't boot, giving me a message that it can't find the default table in /private/Drivers/i386/System.config. I checked after copying over the NE2K driver (done using cp -r) and System.config is still there, but I must be doing something during the copying which is messing up Openstep.
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dpny



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured it out: you have to tell Parallels to load the right driver, as explained here: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=110324.

The only issue I'm seeing is dramatically slow performance in Omniweb. Many, many times slower than in VirtualBox.
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