Posted 02 February 2007 - 01:08 AM
Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:23 AM
Anyway here is the 'evidence'. I will write a guide in about 2 hrs (watching a movie).
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:19 AM
1. Download SLAX Kill Bill Edition from : http://www.slax.org/download.php
2. Burn ISO to cd using burning software such as "Nero" or "Disk utility"
3. Boot SSE computer using the SLAX CD.
4. At boot screen enter "slax copy2ram" or "slax toram" AND "flux" (for fluxbox desktop)
5. This will take several minutes.
6. After it has copied to RAM and has loaded the GUI, open up an xterm window.
7. Make sure you have a harddrive you can wipe in your pc.
8. You need to format that harddrive as ext2, so if you are ready to wipe it use the command - "mke2fs /dev/sda"
9. Input "Y" and press enter.
10. Then in xterm use these commands : "mkdir /mnt/harddrive" AND "mount -t ext2 /dev/sda /mnt/harddrive"
11. After it has finished creating the partition, connect to a pc on the network via Konqueror (you can open it from the flux menu) e.g (\\computername\).
12. Copy your tiger-x86-flat.img to /mnt/harddrive from konqueror. (open 2 windows)
13. Once that has finished, it will probably take 15 minutes or longer, go to your xterm window and use
"qemu -hda /mnt/harddrive/tiger-x86-flat.img -m 480 -no-kqemu -boot c"
and use "platform=X86PC "Graphics Mode"="800x600x16" -v" as usual.
14. Help me get this working with an accelerator.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:29 AM
Edited by joe75, 02 February 2007 - 07:30 AM.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 12:33 PM
Posted 02 February 2007 - 02:54 PM
I will try to get Jagermeisters one compiled on SLAX and use that to boot up 10.4.8. Then I will go through all of the accelerators available and find one that works on SSE.
BTW, OS X doesn't run that badly (tested 30 mins ago). Not too slow that it's unusable, but it's not quite usable yet. I'll have to see what it's like with the accelerator.
Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:23 AM
Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:58 AM
Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:26 AM
I will follow your instructions and report on the findings.
Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:07 AM
also, slightly off-topic, is Xgrid universal? ie. does it matter if some computers are PPC and some are intel?
Edited by Embio, 05 February 2007 - 03:09 AM.
Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:57 PM
Sorry, still haven't done the benchmarks... will do them soon.
Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:38 PM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:11 AM
i'll be finished this stuff in a couple of days and I will still be checking up on this post frequently.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:34 AM
PearPC is without sound and slow but the cool thing about it is that it seem really stable. As it is the PPC-version you could make updates without a problem just like a real Mac. I haven't had a single problem with a app who hasent run either when I tried it out in the past. I know someone has been working on a sound patch for PearPC, but I don't know it's status.
Anyway, whether you go for QEMU (which came out with a new version yesterday btw: http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/) or PearPC or both, it will be very interesting to read about this progress.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:49 AM
note that you will need Xbench 1.2, the newest Xbench 1.3 doesn't work on 10.4.1. You can download 1.2 here
but I wouldn't use Xbench anyway. It's the actual performance that matters. Could you tell us how long it takes to boot OSX86 up, to launch individual applications like Safari etc?
Edited by MacRetail, 06 February 2007 - 11:55 AM.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:01 PM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:21 PM
It would also be intresting to see how SLAX > QEMU > OS X + accelerator (SSE2) is compared to Win XP - Vmware WS -> OS X speedwise.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:30 PM
This is :
XP Pro SP2 > Vmware > Slax > qemu(no accelerator) > OS X
So Slax is not even being run natively in this vid, and qemu is running without any acceleration. That is a fairly reasonable speed considering it's being virtualized inside another virtual machine with no acceleration...
I can tell you it's faster natively and nowhere near as low responsive as the vid. You will have to try native yourself because my p3 isn't hooked up to the network. If I get some free time tomorrow afternoon I will be looking for an accelerator.
I have hopes that with an accelerator we will have speeds fast enough to use as a main OS.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:55 PM
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