Deployment: AusEaaSI at playitagain.aarnet.edu.au
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Trying to get environments set up for AusEaaSI rollout, this is interfering with having good BASE environments for them.
Using: AusEaaSI playitagain.aarnet.edu.au
When trying to create a Macintosh System 9.1.X - 10.4 (PPC) environment, instead of starting up, I get a yellow screen, which reads:
Welcome to OpenBIOS v1.1 built on Feb 22 2018 07:53
MacOS: unable to find a usable NVRAM partition - using offset 0x1400
MacOS: Boot Failure! (0xF3C481F6)
MacOS: unable to find an interrupt controller node.
This is using an image of MacOS9.2.2 imaged in my lab, along with a blank hard drive disk image 10GB_MAC from Blank hard drive disk images (100MB HFS up to 30GB HFS+) - Macintosh Repository
Is there a better way to create my own new PPC Mac environment?
In the hosted.eaasi.cloud node is an excellent Mac OS 9.2.1 PPC environment with the QEMU v 2.12 invocation:
-M mac99 -m 512 -device sungem -prom-env “boot-args=-v” -prom-env “auto-boot?=true” -prom-env “vga-ndrv?=true” -usb -device usb-mouse -device usb-kbd -g 1024x768x32 -boot c
I have tried this invocation in the playitagain.aarnet.edu.au AusEaaSI node, and it does start up ready to install, but it does not point to the hard disk drive, so there is nowhere for the CD to install to. I have imported a 10GB_MAC hard disk image obtained from Macintosh Repository into the /admin interface screen, but QEMU doesn’t seem to see it when starting the emulator. When trying to add the switch to the QEMU invocaton -hda 10GB_MAC, the environment throws an error.
Also, the default QEMU invocation for PPC Mac environments is only: -net nic,model=sungem , which does not start up and emulation session beyond the yellow OpenBIOS error listed above.
SO: I think that a different QEMU invocation could start up this PPC emulation, but I’m not sure what to try next.