Re: [mac68k] Do you ant to play with a floppy ?
On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, Larry Moore wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 11:04:05AM +1000, Finn Thain wrote:
> > Being that it is just a byte stream, you don't need macbinary, binhex,
> > stuffit or any other metadata-preserving format. This isn't a "Disk
> > Copy" kind of disk image.
> > So you could use SUntar to write the .bin file to the floppy from
> > MacOS, or use dd from Linux.
> > http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/cmp/suntar-223.hqx
> I hcopied it to the native HD. Double clicking it to see what would
> happen, errored out since macos thought it was a pdf text file.
Laurent's method sounds easiest, but if you are curious: suntar-223.hqx is
a binhexed stuffit archive. Dropping it on stuffit expander should work.
If not, maybe rename it to suntar-223.sit.hqx first...
> The emile binfile is copied to a floppy which will boot? I don't have to
> change the resource owner/type?
No. AFAIK there is no creator and type code to describe such a file.
If you have a linux box with a working floppy drive,
$ dd if=floppy.bin of=/dev/fd0 conv=sync
may also work. Either way, using the mac eliminates potential problems of
writing and reading with different disk drives...
> > P.S. There is no email@example.com AFAIK.
> Perhaps not but once a time ...