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Re: Disk Eject Problem

On Sun, Jan 05, 2003 at 11:31:29PM -0200, Daniel Bolgheroni wrote:
> I've got the file. So, I'm using the Linux version of Stuffit Expander.
> I saw that after extracted, I must use Disk Copy to put the system on
> floppies. But I don't have a machine with MacOS and Disk Copy available.
> Is there any way to do this with GNU/Linux?

Did you extract it on to an HFS partition? I'm not familiar with the
Linux version of Stuffit Expander, but I assume it would create the
resource forks of the files needed by MacOS correctly on an HFS volume
if you  ls -a System \Folder  you should see .resource and .finderinfo
folders, with the .resource folder containing a non-zero-size file for
the 'System' file.

>From there, if you have a mac-formatted floppy (you could make one by
burning the boot-floppy-hfs image and then deleting the files) then I
think cp from the HFS partition to the HFS floppy would preserve the
resource forks.

I haven't ever tried this, it would be interesting to know if it 

If not, another thought would be to use hfstools to do the copying.
But that would be a huge pain AFAIK.

The one thing you would be missing is the 'blessing' for the System
Folder - hfstools can do that - but I don't believe a floppy really
needs a blessing anyway.

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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