Mac Emulator

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  1. TheMacGuy macrumors newbie

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    O.K. i have been trying all day to get another os (besides os x) on my ibook g4. I want any mac os, using an emulator please tell me the best way to do this, step by step. PLEASE!

    Thanks!
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  2. Vader macrumors 65816

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  3. TheMacGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no, dont get me wrong my favorite os is 10.4.6 - I just want to see what apple did in the 80s and 90s,
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Strange question. You can install Virtual PC or Guest PC and run any Intel-compatible OS. You can install any of several PPC-compatible distributions of Linux. However, you can run virtually every Linux app on Darwin. Of course, the Darwin port of BSD is already installed on your computer. This will allow you to run most Unix apps.

    It might help to be a little more specific about what you want to do.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    wants to see Apple from 90s and 80s.. which is mostly 68k emulators and for running OS 9/8(PPC only) and the PPC System 7

    No help here, but i'm sure there are some App, but you might need a copy of the OS

    and it seem Apple offer , "System 7.0.1, and System 7.5.3 as well as the System 7.5.5 Update have been available as free downloads for legacy Macintosh users and those who want to emulate the older Mac OS."

    From WikiPedia links
    http://download.info.apple.com/Appl...ates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/.
    http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/.
     
  6. Vader macrumors 65816

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    You mean like emulate old apple an old OS?
    There is an Apple ][c emulator, and stuff like that, or you can emulate "classic," but I think that will only do OS 9.
     
  7. TheMacGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry....

    i would like to run mac os 1 through 9 - how do i do that?
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

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    For the record Apple started calling there operatign system Mac OS, during system 7(it was called System before that) They had System 6 and 7, Mac OS 8/9/X. As for before that,well i'm not sure what they called it
     
  9. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    http://emulation.victoly.com/macintosh/

    Is a great place to start.

    My suggestion is to go with SheepShaver or Basilisk II for OS X. However, you'll have to find the machine ROMs on your own as I highly doubt it's legal to link to them from here.

    Mac OS 7.6 was the first OS branded under the Mac OS label, I believe. System 7 (7.0 to 7.5.5) was the first to drop the Software moniker and anything prior to 7 was System Software (number). Although, I use System 7 to refer to anything from 7.0 to 7.6.1 (last release, I believe).
     
  10. TheMacGuy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could someone take me step by step to using Basilisk II? I have no clue what to do!
     
  11. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Read the HowTo (command-question mark) in the Help Menu. After reading that, you should have a general gist of what's going on.

    Essentially it comes down to about three things:

    You need a virtual hard drive -- you can create this in the preferences.

    You need a 68k-based machine ROM (either a Mac IIci or a Quadra 900 ROM) that the earlier OSes relied upon. You will have to find this on your own. You can set its path in the preferences under "Emulation."

    You need install media. You can use images, and zap2 previously linked you to System 7.5.3 install images.

    I attached some screenshots of my preferences setup and a five minute setup (on an Intel mac no less. :)) -- the boot floppy I'm using is the one linked to in the Help files. Being that the System 7.5.3 images were parts, I converged them into one single image that was mountable. The final screenshot is after the install.
     

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