How do I install in VirtualBox PPC VM when installer sees 'i486' and bails?

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04 Aug, 2020 06:32 PM

I want to install TFF in a Snow Leopard VM where I run my old apps, but the installer sees the host processor is Intel and refuses to install.
I don't even know which PPC version of TFF to request.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 04 Aug, 2020 08:13 PM

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    Which installer do you mean? Regular TenFourFox comes as a .zip file (a zipped application), just unzip it, there is no installer that could refuse anything:

    That said, I recommend one of the Intel versions of TenFourFox linked below to run in 10.6, since PPC G3 TenFourFox after v.31 (in my limited experiments) has a problem staring up in 10.6 using Rosetta, no matter if 10.6 is running natively or in a VM.

  2. 2 Posted by Boodlums on 05 Aug, 2020 09:18 PM

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    Oh wow, I didn't know TenSixFox existed. Thanks! I couldn't download it via old Safari, so I downloaded it on the host then copied it to the VM via share folder and installed it that way. Thank you!

  3. 3 Posted by Boodlums on 05 Aug, 2020 10:45 PM

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    It's running, but it's very very slow. To prepare to try to watch Hulu I'm downloading the Silverlight plugin within TenSixFox, but it's downloading at like 17kb/sec.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 08 Sep, 2020 01:25 AM

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    We don't maintain any Intel builds. You may wish to discuss this with their maintainers.

  5. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 08 Sep, 2020 01:25 AM.

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