Running Solaris 9 on Mac Virtual PC

Solaris 9 normally wont allow you to install onto a virtual machine on Virtual PC, it bombs out with the error
486 Processor Detected
This Processor is not supported by this release of Solaris

Thanx to this simple hack found on Kernel Thread its possible to install Solaris 9 without a hitch on VPC

Simply run the following commands against the .iso of the install CD or Software #1 CD:
perl -pi -e 's#Pentium II#ff/08.....#g' filename.iso
&
VPC 6 users: perl -pi -e 's#GenuineIntel#ConnectixCPU#g' filename.is
or
VPC 7 users: perl -pi -e 's#GenuineIntel#Virtual CPU #g' filename.iso

Running OPENSTEP on Mac VirtualPC

I has not been possible to run OPENSTEP on Virtual PC for Mac for quiet a while (since V6), until now 🙂
The new update for VPC (v7.02) solves some issues which allows you to once again install OPENSTEP, the install process goes pretty smoothly aslong as you dont install any additional components (samba, aditional languages, documentations etc etc), otherwise the window manager will keep on panicing & restart cause of excessive DPS errors

OPENSTEP running on VirtualPC