This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
As long as the MachTen TCP/IP stack is used, all running TCP/IP applications
must be quit before launching MachTen. With CU1 for Power MachTen, the
requirement to quit Macintosh TCP/IP applications before MachTen launch is
G7.i. I used adduser to create a user in the 'wheel' group, but when the
user tries to su I get "su: you are not in the correct group to su root" Any
Do you have a line in /etc/group that says:
What's important here is that wheel is group ID 0, and the list of users is
delimited by the comma. The adduser command may not correctly set your
group. Check the /etc/groups file and add it manually if needed.
G7.j. How can I access Macintosh disks other than the one that MachTen
You can mount desktop items. For example, if you have a volume called "Hard
Disk" on your desktop, you can mount it with 'mount "Hard Disk" /mnt' where
/mnt is your local mount point.
G7.k. Why do I get "Diskname on /Diskname: Device busy, some process using
this filesystem" when I try to mount a hard disk?
This message means that either you have the drive mounted at another
location, or that the disk is password protected or locked by a Macintosh
G7.l. How do I start up my Macintosh with Power MachTen as the Finder?
At this time the you can do one of two things. You can rename the NoFinder
application to Finder, rename the Finder something else and reboot. Your
machine will boot NoFinder and you can start applications from there. You
can also boot normally and use NoFinder to kill the Finder. Right now there
is no way to boot Power MachTen automatically without the Finder or
NoFinder. Alternatively, the NoFinder application can be used to terminate
Finder. NoFinder is available at