[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] CUDA has problems with Mac OS 10.4

Alfonso Gamboa gtxent at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 10:01:19 CET 2015

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 12:06 AM, Mark Cave-Ayland <
mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk> wrote:

> On 24/11/15 05:23, Alfonso Gamboa wrote:
> > Here are some links I packaged for the emaculation forum, included is an
> > image with macsbug installed already.  I had success booting to desktop.
> >
> > Note:  it seems as time goes by, booting several times using the ISO
> > images corrupts them, resulting in failed boots with crashes at the boot
> > splash screen.  Crashes will continue until you replace them with fresh
> > ones from the zip files.  Reasons as to why are unknown at this time.
> Yeah I noticed when booting from a CDROM that my open windows are
> remembered across sessions(!). This makes me think that OS 9 thinks the
> HFS volume is a HD rather than a CDROM and so mounts it read/write on
> boot. How would I find this out in OS9?
> > Resedit, Stuffit, Toast, Disk Copy, utilities in an ISO to mount within
> > QEMU:
> > http://bebop.gtxent.com/qemu_os9_utilities.iso.zip
> >
> > MacOS 9.2.2 bootable image(extensions all removed):
> > http://bebop.gtxent.com/os922_uni.iso.zip
> >
> > MacOS 9.2.1 bootable image(extensions all removed):
> > http://bebop.gtxent.com/os92_test.iso.zip
> >
> > MacOS 9.2.1 bootable image with macsbug (extensions all removed):
> > http://bebop.gtxent.com/os92_test_macsbug.iso.zip
> These images are definitely helpful, however what would be really useful
> to know is exactly what the modules in question do:
> - Multiprocessing (maybe uses a currently unimplemented CPU instruction
> to facilitate faster multitasking?)
> - Open Transport ASLM Modules (no idea what these do)
> - Apple Audio Extension Module (is this just a standard sound driver or
> other? I did get a backtrace once suggesting that it was trying to
> access digital CDROM audio which is why it crashed. Then again if it
> thinks that the CDROM is a HD then that's not going to help too much
> here either).
> ATB,
> Mark.
​The "Multiprocessing" folder contains a file named "Apple CPU Plugins" of
type cpup. Looking at the resource "cpups", it seems to contain code to
supplement the OS to support various newer CPUs and architectures.  The
resources in the file are named (and contain):

"hammerhead" (old clone computers based off multiple PPC 604I believe)



The "Open Transport ASLM Modules" file seem to be a collection of shared
libraries, since many programs, once this file is removed from the
extensions folder, refuses to run, for example Apple System Profiler.
OTLib$NBPScnr, OTLib$SerIAB are some examples of shared libraries contained
within this file.  This is verified from the book "Sad Macs, Bombs, and
Other Disasters: And what to Do about Them By Ted Landau
​, see https://goo.gl/TVm9Tt"​

I will do more research.

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