Pre-Release Mac OS X
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The pre-release versions of Mac OS X are, in my classification, post-NeXTSTEP but pre-Cheetah.
Haven't had a successful boot with DR1 and DR2 yet. All my Macs are either too new or too old for the setup application to work.
Mac OS X Server
I've only tried 1.2 v3.
- Creating the partitions in the installer can take several minutes on a several-gigabyte hard disk because the installer will create an insane number of superblock backups. If you want to see progress,
setenv boot-args -vin Open Firmware before running the installer and watch the block numbers fly by in the console.
- Copying the Blue Box startup disk file will take a few minutes. If you suspect the installer has gotten stuck, try reinstalling with the compatibility environment unchecked.
- (applies to Mac OS X Server through Public Beta; Cheetah is OK) Plugging in a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse USB adapter or booting with one inserted will immediately kernel panic the system.
- Rev. C tray-loading iMac G3 (applies to all later ones)