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?

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8 Responses to Parallels 2.1 beta 5

  1. Anonymous says:

    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.

  2. Graham Lee says:

    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…

  3. Anonymous says:

    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

  4. Anonymous says:

    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.

  5. Anonymous says:

    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

  6. Anonymous says:

    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.

  7. Robert says:

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

    VESA driver is great (up to 1920×1200), however networking is not running with anything I tried. Even not with the NE2000.

    Settings anyone?

  8. Nicolas says:

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

    The VESA mode I used with beta4 doesn’t work (1200×800) but I changed it to 1680×1050 and that works… hmmm so shiny… ;-)

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