Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Parallels 2.1 beta 5

....will no longer boot OPENSTEP successfully, as far as I can tell.  At least, OS4.2 hangs out, in trying to load the VBE driver.  Reverting to Beta 4 works though.

If anyone has different experiences with Beta 5, could they comment here?

8 comments:

Jon Hendry said...

Hm - haven't downloaded 5 yet.

I can report that you can boot an OpenStep image that lives on a Shuffle, however.

Not actually surprising, just amusing to someone who once bought a giant 5.25" full-height 1gig drive for his NeXT Cube.

leeg said...

Jon: Now we just need a black magnesium case for your Shuffle and we can pretend it's a NeXTStation Nano, or something :-). Hmm...I wonder whether I could take one of the spare b0rken slabs I've got and hack a Mac Mini into it...

Alan said...

It is actually working, it jsut takes several minutes to finally start up, the video driver is not longer working and you are limited to VGA resolution, Alan

Michael Bramley said...

I looked on the Parallels support forum and they said they're working on it.

I usually use OPENSTEP on my Dimension Cube, but it's a tad quicker on the MacBook Pro.

Anonymous said...

Parallels Release Candidate One is out and OpenStep is running again, you can now use custom screen resultions, I have mine at 1280 x 800

Jon H said...

On RC1, I can't get past the "Reading OPENSTEP configuration" text if I just let it boot, and it hangs if I specify "VBE Check"=Yes.

It's using 100% of a processor, though, while it's hung up.

Robert said...

RC1 is running fine here on my mini duo.
I did a fresh install - no upgrade.

VESA driver is great (up to 1920x1200), however networking is not running with anything I tried. Even not with the NE2000.

Settings anyone?

Nicolas said...

Yup, just installed the RC and it works, yeah parallels !

The VESA mode I used with beta4 doesn't work (1200x800) but I changed it to 1680x1050 and _that_ works... hmmm so shiny... ;-)