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Networking in Openstep 4.2/Parallels 7?

 
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dpny



Joined: 22 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:54 am    Post subject: Networking in Openstep 4.2/Parallels 7? Reply with quote

Has anyone gotten it to work?

I've done the following:

1) Install Openstep 4.2;
2) Installation of the NE2K driver;
3) Force Parallels to boot the Openstep VM with "devices.net.force_adapter_type=rtl";
4) Configure Openstep's networking, with Parallels networking in Bridged mode.

I can ping my router, and ping google. However, when I try to visit a website, page loading slows to a crawl and eventually stops. I can't ping my router and eventually I get a message which says the VM isn't connected to the host's ethernet port.

I've assigned Openstep an IP address and pointed it towards my router. However, in the boot messages, I'm getting the error "No response from network configuration server."
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dpny



Joined: 22 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solved it.

In case anyone wishes to try this, the procedure, largely following this PDF, is:

1) Set up your VM with 256 MB of RAM, 64 MB of VRAM, a 4 GB drive and 1 CPU. In Parallels 7 You can leave all of the performance/VT-X stuff on;
2) Install Openstep 4.2. Install the 4.2 patch;
3) Install the NE2K driver;
4) Shut down. Under Boot Order, make sure the hard drive is the first device, and add "devices.net.force_adapter_type=rtl"; in the boot flags. Change the network to Bridged Network and make sure you select your actual, active ethernet port. Mine is en2. Restart;
5) Open HostManager.app. Under Local choose "use local domain only". Let the machine Restart;
6) Bacn into HostManager.app. Set all of the various options as if your VM was a real machine on your network. I assigned 192.168.2.150 as the machine's IP address;
6) Reboot and install OmniWeb. Surf the web!

For those wishing to use VirtualBox, the procedure is almost identical. The only real difference is that VB uses the standard AMD PCI network driver, so you don't have to install the NE2K driver. However, VB won't do full screen.
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leftofright



Joined: 08 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the hard work and especially th write up!
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