I am trying to install "Kid Pix Deluxe 4" on Mac OS 9 using SheepShaver on Ubuntu 16.04.

A problem I am having is that when I try to install it, I get an error saying that I don't have enough memory. So I made a hard disk file with 4.8 GB on it and added it to SheepShaver, but when I try to select it when I am installing Kid Pix, it gives me the same error, saying 'Not enough room on OS9 to install'

I am using the OS9 image and the New World PPC ROM from Redundant Robot.


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The message “Not enough room on OS9 to install” suggests that it's not a memory problem, but an (emulated) disk space problem. The installation image you downloaded is labelled OS9, which is a clue.

Classic Mac OSs can be a bit precious about where they install software, so maybe Kid Pix is trying to install on a small installation image. Can you enlarge the image, or install on a much larger emulated disk?

  • For that matter, the disk might be too large, and the installer is seeing 2GB free as -1 bytes free.
    – Mark
    Feb 18, 2017 at 20:10

When it says, you've not enough memory, it is referring to RAM. For all of my virtual machines, I set the RAM to half of what is actually on my computer. I have a computer with 4GB of RAM. Even when I'm emulating Windows 3.1 and Tiny Core Linux, I use 2GB RAM for good measure. I suggest that if you use a computer for such, it should have at least 1GB of RAM.

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