Mac-on-Mac
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Mac-on-Mac is the userfriendly port of the Mac-on-Linux Project to Mac OS X. It makes it possible to run Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X, OpenDarwin or Linux for PowerPC in parallel with your Mac OS X installation in a Virtual Machine. Due to the fact that there is no real platform emulation it's very fast! Have a look at some screenshots.

Mac-on-Mac is free software and licensed under the GNU General Public License. Developers wanted! If you are interested in taking part in the further development of Mac-on-Mac please send me an email! Help is very appreciated.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or 10.3, NOT compatible with 10.4.






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phatcactus commented on 29 Mar 2006
Is this project pretty much abandoned? That would be a shame. It's exactly what I've been looking for.
[Version 0.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 29 Mar 2006
Have you tried to contact the developer? The email address is on the developer's website.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2005
The question of their docs not being complete is a problem that is seen in mol as well. I believe it is the same people, thus there is a history out of date and inaccurate documentation. I've written several times complaining but never have recieved a responce or have I ever noticed a change. As a result, I simply stopped using mol. AT the end of the day, who cares? Gnu-linux-ppc is better than anything apple puts out so I stopped fretting about having OS X compatibility and learned to use GPL alternatives. My point? Don't expect much in the way of documentation. Keep your standards low.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2005
Does anyone know where I can get any info(besides the stuff on the MoM site)on installing linux on MoM.Great port though,I have OS9 and jaguar running great.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
I switched back to panther just for this app.This is freakin awesome.This is so usefull.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2005
Not a bad start, I hope it will evolve into an easy to use and full featured Virtual Machine.
You can find the docs on it website, but do not expect to much there :( It needs X11 to run, but this is not stated in the docs nor in the FAQ, and not in the requirements above.
I tested it width OS 9.22. It seemed to be stable, no crash within the 30 minutes testing period :)
Should you want install OS 9, do the following:
1. create a HSF formatted DMG file in the Terminal, like this:
hdiutil create -megabytes 500 -fs HFS -volname OS922 ~/OS922
2. Create a writable(!) DMG file from your OS 9 boot CD-ROM.
3. Replace the "System" file in the newly created OS 9 DMG with a "System" from working installation of the same version of OS 9. This step is needed, cos the VM will not let you boot width the "System" file found on the boot CD's "System Folder".
4. Unmount your modified CD-ROM DMG image file, than Back it Up. You shoud create a backup, as it can easily become unusable.
5. set up the VM as stated in the docs, boot from the prepared install DMG.
6. Install OS 9 onto the empty DMG file created in step 2. (optionally you could just copy a workigng "System Folder" onto this, and select it as StartUpDisk after booting width the install DMG)
7. Back up the bootable 500MB DMG file.

IMPORTANT: you can copy anything into the DMG files, but NEVER do that while the VM is using it. It will become unusable!

Good luck!
[Version 0.2]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Jun 2005
You don't need to make a DMG from the OS 9 CD-ROM, just use the real disc!

I had a problem that my CD-ROM drive was disk3 instead of disk1. You can't change the device that is the optical drive, even though the interface makes it look like you can. I edited the binary to change the device name (OK, not for the timid), but it was disk1 next time I booted, so you can try that. You can check with the df command which drive it is.

If that's set right, you can boot the real OS 9 CD-ROM. Make sure you check both Boot and Mount (seems like the first should imply the latter but it doesn't), and you can install on a mounted DMG.

I got OS 9 up and running, and Blue Label Power Emulator seems to work (it doesn't under Classic), but I've had trouble with it doing some odd stuff (and can't quit out of it). Good start, though.

I also couldn't figure out how to switch CDs in the drive. If it's in there when MoM starts, it'll read it (and unmount it if you try to eject it). but I couldn't change discs. I tried using the included driver patch and it didn't seem to help.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2005
Great Product, but
WHY NOT compatible with 10.4.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2005
this is a great apps, but can u tell me how to install the OS on the disc image i made, i'm confuse.....


more power to you guys.....


thanks
neyo
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2005
Very promising indeed.
If this developer, and the develpers of Guest PC ever got together, it could revolutionise the computer industry.
Keep at it.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2005
genius!!!!
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2005
I will definateyl start using this once three things happen:

1) I get a larger hd or more space on it.
2) Better support for Linux
3) Work with Tiger.


I am keeping track of this one!
[Version 0.2]


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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:16 Jun 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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Mac-on-Mac is the userfriendly port of the Mac-on-Linux Project to Mac OS X. It makes it possible to run Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X, OpenDarwin or Linux for PowerPC in parallel with your Mac OS X installation in a Virtual Machine. Due to the fact that there is no real platform emulation it's very fast! Have a look at some screenshots.

Mac-on-Mac is free software and licensed under the GNU General Public License. Developers wanted! If you are interested in taking part in the further development of Mac-on-Mac please send me an email! Help is very appreciated.


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