Greetings fellow Macintosh geeks and nerds,
For those of you who may possibly be interested in the subject of old Macintosh technology blending with newer Macintosh technology, I have just spent the past two days creating an in-depth online setup guide and tutorial which covers many of the aspects of setting up a VirtualBox/Mountain Lion/SheepShaver/Mac Classic environment (Mac OS 9.0.4) under Mac OS X El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11.
For those of you who may not be aware of it -- probably most of you -- it is in just such a mixed environment that I now run my old-school, Macintosh-oriented Hermes II PC-ANSI BBS, as well as my old-school, Macintosh-oriented Hotline chat, news and FTP server. I began operating both of these during the early to late 1990"s, prior to the arrival of the World Wide Web.
Now, if you are wondering why anyone would even want to consider setting up something like this, please read the tutorial, and you will find a very good reason. In short, it has a lot to do with wanting to preserve old-school Macintosh computing. Let me just say this: The axe may already be laid to the tree, and the writing is already on the wall. A lot of old things in the Macintosh world may disappear in a year or two when Apple decides that Mac OS X should no longer support 32-bit apps.
Please bear in mind that this tutorial -- which is hosted on the Armageddon BBS website -- is in its first version. As such, with time, I may polish it up and add new bits of information to it, as my time and health permit. I have strived to make everything as simple and as clear as possible. Nevertheless, it is possible that due to my limited knowledge, I may have gotten some of the information wrong. If that is the case, and you become aware of it, please let me know so that I can correct it. Disseminating correct information is very important to me.
Right now, this setup guide covers the following topics to varying degrees:
a. How to install VirtualBox.
b. How to create your Mountain Lion virtual machine.
c. How to create a bootable Mountain Lion install DVD.
d. How to install Mountain Lion in VirtualBox.
e. How to create shared network folders.
f. How to use shared network folders.
g. How to install the TunTap kernel extensions.
h. How to copy or move SheepShaver into Mountain Lion.
i. How to set up VirtualBox"s "Network" tab.
j. How to set up your Wi-Fi router"s "Network" tab.
k. How to set up Mountain Lion"s "Network" prefs.
l. How to create and use SheepShaver startup shell script.
m. How to set up Mac Classic"s TCP/IP control panel.
n. A Terminal command which may save your sanity.
o. Other useful tips, helpful apps and troubleshooting.
You can access this new tutorial at the following URL:
Enjoy, and thanks a lot!
New VirtualBox Mountain Lion SheepShaver MacOS 9 Tutorial and Setup Guide