Because of a recent discussion in the mailing list I decided to make this tutorial. Only thing I didn’t get to work is the networking. I even have sound but it quite bad.
So first thing go get the files you need from here: http://www.beosmaxfiles.org/
And you have to have vmware server or workstation.
Crete a new custom machine.
Here are the steps:
Choose for guest os: other
I used 256 ram
Create new virtual disk and make sure it’s IDE. Give it just 100 mb ( must be ide 0:0)
Now after this go edit your new vmware machine.
Add a new hd this time at least 1 gb.
And add another cd.
For the next step you need another vmware machine with linux working on it.
Edit this machine by adding the newly made 1 gb disk.
Now start the machine and format the disk in fat32.
Time to look over the files you downloaded.
You need the BeOS5PEMaxEditionV4b1 iso and the beos boot iso.
Load the boot iso in the first cd unit of your machine(ide 1:0) and the BeOS5PEMaxEditionV4b1 iso in the second cd unit ( ide 1:1)
Time to boot your new machine.
First thing u will see is the BeOs boot screen.
Choose now installation.
Now initialize your 1gb partition and install beos.
Don’t install the boot menu.
After u finish just unmount the BeOS5PEMaxEditionV4b1 iso and not the boot one.
And don’t delete the small 100mb partition.
You now are done and have an almost fully working beos max vmware machine.
If anyone gets networking to work pls post here.