Re: Testing newoldworld pmac miboot 2.6 floppies
Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> Rick Thomas writes:
> > I then use ResEdit to modify the appropriate resource (any clues as
> > to which?
> The resource is called CMDL. More detailed instructions are here:
Very interesting! Thank you for the pointer.
However, I must be doing something wrong...
I write the boot.img file to a floppy.
I can boot from the floppy.
I put the floppy in the drive on MacOS-9.2.2 and it gets mounted by MacOS.
I start up ResEdit and open the "System" file on the floppy.
I double-click on the "CMDL" resource.
As a minimal test, I change one blank to two, then erase one of them (that is: effectively no change), then "save" the result. Everything looks good -- the System file still has the "blessed" icon.
But when I try to boot my test machine from the floppy, it takes a taste and spits it out immediately.
In the process, MacOS-9.2.2 has created a bunch of extraneous stuff on the floppy -- such as a "Users" folder, etc. I don't think that should cause any problems, but if so, how do I get rid of them?