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Quick OpenSTEP VMWare Fusion Success

 
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jeffberg



Joined: 12 Aug 2007
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Quick OpenSTEP VMWare Fusion Success Reply with quote

Hope this guide helps some people
This is done in VMWare Fusion 1 for OSX
And if anyone out there is using the VMWare AtomicObject video driver can you get the resolution higher than 1024x768? I am unable to and would really like to be able to run NeXT at my full monitor resolution.

New Machine - I chose Other BSD as the Operating System
I chose a disk size of 1800MB just in case there were any problems with a filesystem of over 2GB. (which I don't think there are)

Mount the boot disc and the install cd in VMWare
Boot and it will ask for the driver diskette
Put that in and choose the Primary Secondary Controller for both hard drive and cdrom drive (7-7-7-5)

It will boot into a GUI and copy files, when it is done hit enter and it will restart. In all of the following boots i use the option -v to boot... again, not sure if not doing that will break something (i doubt it will)

It will boot into Configure.app
click the monitor and choose the default vga driver
Then save and don't chose any other drivers right now, you can speed up the mouse if it is too slow for you

Then it will go to the main install screen. Install the packages you want, then it will restart.

Now it boots into the non-root user called "Me"
Double click on the calendar at the right and click the padlock. set a password for me.
Then log out
type root for the user and there is no password.
set the password for root for safety
Then save the state in VMWare (so you don't have to do the basic install again)

download the following drivers
VM Graphics Driver (http://atomicobject.com/pages/VMWare+Display+Driver)
VM Network Driver (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/VMXNet-1.1.I.bs.tar.gz)
VM Sound Blaster (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/SoundBlaster16PCI-1.0.I.bs.tar.gz)
VM Mouse Driver (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/VMMouse-1.1.I.bs.tar.gz)
OpenSTEP Patch 4 (http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/MultiCountry/Enterprise/openstep/patches/OS42MachUserPatch4.tar)

Now open Toast Titanium, choose data cd. Edit the settings and make sure it is CDROM not CDROMXA
then copy these files to the CD and choose File > Save as Disc Image

Load this ISO into vmware.
it will mount. Now copy these files into a folder somewhere on the hard drive and eject the cd. Double click on Patch 4 and unarchive it. Then double click the Patch 4 pkg file and install it. Then restart.

Now unarchive the other drivers by double clicking on them and unarchiving them

Then open Configure.app in NeXTADMIN and click the monitor, remove the default VGA driver, then click add. Now click the Install button and find the VMware driver .conf file. Add it and then scroll down the list until you see VMWare Video drive. Add it and chose 1024x768 as the resolution.
Now click on the mouse and delete the PS/2 mouse driver and add the VM Ware mouse the same way as the monitor. Now save it all and restart

Now installing the other stuff is optional
Here is a good guide for setting up the network (it is not very easy)
http://www.channelu.com/NeXT/NewNeXTFAQ/NNeXTFAQ.3.1.html
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vachouse



Joined: 14 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you repeat your procedure for NEXTSTEP 3.3? I have only NEXTSTEP and not OPENSTEP.
Several years ago when I was wondering which operating system to migrate from NEXTSTEP, I tried installing NEXSTEP 3.3 in VMWare for Linux. While the installation went without trouble, there was a problem in video driver derived for OPENSTEP from Linux driver. It is usable only in full screen mode and its SVGA was a terrible one: the trace of the mouse pointer remains across the screen. Since then, I have never heard of successful installation of NEXTSTEP in any versions of VMWare.
This experience made me to migrate to OSX. NS on VPC5 was in fact very slow but worked as I expected.
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jeffberg



Joined: 12 Aug 2007
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't have nextstep discs. All I can suggest is to do the same thing. It must have the default VGA driver. Then hopefully the vmware video driver will work in it. Just don't install the UserPatch 4 because it obviously won't work in NeXTSTEP

Good Luck
(Posted from OmniWeb 3 in OpenSTEP)
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mdriftmeyer



Joined: 19 Feb 2008
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Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Quick OpenSTEP VMWare Fusion Success Reply with quote

jeffberg wrote:
Hope this guide helps some people
This is done in VMWare Fusion 1 for OSX
And if anyone out there is using the VMWare AtomicObject video driver can you get the resolution higher than 1024x768? I am unable to and would really like to be able to run NeXT at my full monitor resolution.

New Machine - I chose Other BSD as the Operating System
I chose a disk size of 1800MB just in case there were any problems with a filesystem of over 2GB. (which I don't think there are)

Mount the boot disc and the install cd in VMWare
Boot and it will ask for the driver diskette
Put that in and choose the Primary Secondary Controller for both hard drive and cdrom drive (7-7-7-5)

It will boot into a GUI and copy files, when it is done hit enter and it will restart. In all of the following boots i use the option -v to boot... again, not sure if not doing that will break something (i doubt it will)

It will boot into Configure.app
click the monitor and choose the default vga driver
Then save and don't chose any other drivers right now, you can speed up the mouse if it is too slow for you

Then it will go to the main install screen. Install the packages you want, then it will restart.

Now it boots into the non-root user called "Me"
Double click on the calendar at the right and click the padlock. set a password for me.
Then log out
type root for the user and there is no password.
set the password for root for safety
Then save the state in VMWare (so you don't have to do the basic install again)

download the following drivers
VM Graphics Driver (http://atomicobject.com/pages/VMWare+Display+Driver)
VM Network Driver (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/VMXNet-1.1.I.bs.tar.gz)
VM Sound Blaster (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/SoundBlaster16PCI-1.0.I.bs.tar.gz)
VM Mouse Driver (http://mitglied.lycos.de/Morgon_de/downloads/VMMouse-1.1.I.bs.tar.gz)
OpenSTEP Patch 4 (http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/MultiCountry/Enterprise/openstep/patches/OS42MachUserPatch4.tar)

Now open Toast Titanium, choose data cd. Edit the settings and make sure it is CDROM not CDROMXA
then copy these files to the CD and choose File > Save as Disc Image

Load this ISO into vmware.
it will mount. Now copy these files into a folder somewhere on the hard drive and eject the cd. Double click on Patch 4 and unarchive it. Then double click the Patch 4 pkg file and install it. Then restart.

Now unarchive the other drivers by double clicking on them and unarchiving them

Then open Configure.app in NeXTADMIN and click the monitor, remove the default VGA driver, then click add. Now click the Install button and find the VMware driver .conf file. Add it and then scroll down the list until you see VMWare Video drive. Add it and chose 1024x768 as the resolution.
Now click on the mouse and delete the PS/2 mouse driver and add the VM Ware mouse the same way as the monitor. Now save it all and restart

Now installing the other stuff is optional
Here is a good guide for setting up the network (it is not very easy)
http://www.channelu.com/NeXT/NewNeXTFAQ/NNeXTFAQ.3.1.html


I was in rather sardonic mood when I wrote the Network settings procedure. It was right after I left Apple and just joined Platinum Technologies in Bellevue, WA. In hindsight, I should have stayed and let even a decade of frustration with Apple Enterprise Software go through the ups and downs. My patience for 18 months during and after we merged from NeXT to Apple had run out with managment.

So please forgive me and my bitter use of the word, blowme.edu and blowman.

I think the TIFF (NeXT lzw compressed versions need to be moved to PNG for universal access).

- Marc J. Driftmeyer
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mdriftmeyer



Joined: 19 Feb 2008
Posts: 39
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



fig. 1 Openstep 4.2 Gamma with VirtualBox 1.6.4 on Debian Sid 2.6.26-1-openvz-amd64 kernel
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Joined: 22 Nov 2008
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Location: Wiesbaden, Germany

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Mouse Problems Reply with quote

Hello,

thanks for the guide!

I have installed the graphics driver and the mouse driver, and I am getting nice 1024 * 768 color output.

However, in the workspace the mouse will jump from the virtual machine to the host OS when I move it beyond the 640 pixel mark (it works on the install screen, but no longer when a user is logged in).

I am using OpenStep 4.2 in VMWare Fusion 2.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.5.5, MacBook Pro

Thanks

Alex
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nextchef



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Location: Missouri, USA

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Mouse Problems Reply with quote

below wrote:
Hello,

thanks for the guide!

I have installed the graphics driver and the mouse driver, and I am getting nice 1024 * 768 color output.

However, in the workspace the mouse will jump from the virtual machine to the host OS when I move it beyond the 640 pixel mark (it works on the install screen, but no longer when a user is logged in).

I am using OpenStep 4.2 in VMWare Fusion 2.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.5.5, MacBook Pro

Thanks

Alex


Alex,

You need to go into the mouse settings and make sure they match what your display resolution is. This way the driver knows when it is supposed to be "leaving" the VM area.

Chef
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