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Install Mac OS 9.2 With QEMU on Arch Linux

Added by Daniel Curtis about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Virtualization
Target version:
Start date:
12/23/2022
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Description

This is a guide on installing Mac OS 9.2 on Arch Linux.

Prepare the Environment

  • Make sure the system is up to date:
    sudo pacman -Syu
    

Install QEMU

  • Install QEMU and extra architectures:
    sudo pacman -S qemu-desktop qemu-emulators-full
    

Setup the VM

  • Create the hard drive image:
    qemu-img create -f qcow2 macos9.img 5G
    
  • Launch the installer
    qemu-system-ppc -cpu "g4" -M mac99,via=pmu -m 512 -hda /home/user/macos92.img -cdrom "/home/user/Downloads/Mac OS 9.2.2 Universal Inst.iso" -boot d -g 1024x768x32
    
  • Run Disk Initializer to format the hard drive image.
  • Run Apple System Restore with the Mac OS 9 Lives disk image as the source and your disk as the destination
  • Once the installation is complete, run the VM using:
    qemu-system-ppc -cpu "g4" -M mac99,via=pmu -m 512 -hda /home/user/macos92.img -boot c -g 1024x768x32
    

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Updated by Daniel Curtis about 2 months ago

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