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Re: Disk Eject Problem

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 03:47:23AM -0200, Daniel Bolgheroni wrote:
> > If they say you need to use something called 'Disk Copy', I presume that
> > means you've got an image. If that is the case, please try the
> > following:
> Oh! I was wrong. The images to be copied to floppy is for System 7.5.3.
> However, even with the mistake of asking wrong, the problem remains the
> same to me: How can I put the System 7.0.1 on floppy, using GNU/Linux?
> --
> Name:         System 7.5 Version 7.5.3
> (...)
> Instructions:
> This software is available as 19 parts of a self-mounting Disk Copy
> image. Download all 19 parts to your hard drive and then double-click
> on the first part to mount the compressed disk image on your desktop.
> --
> The reason for System 7.0.1 instead of System 7.5.3 is because I have a
> slower Macintosh LCII with only 4MB RAM; System 7.0.1 requires less memory
> than System 7.5.3.
> This is curious. I have no idea how to manage this data:
> bash-2.05$ ls -al
> -rw-r--r--  1 dab__  users  4836709 Apr 14  1999 System 7.0.1.smi.data
> -rw-r--r--  1 dab__  users      128 Apr 14  1999 System 7.0.1.smi.info
> -rw-r--r--  1 dab__  users   310737 Apr 14  1999 System 7.0.1.smi.rsrc

Those are the 3 pieces: data fork, finder info, and resource fork.
This can't fit on a floppy, though: it's a 'full' System 7.0.1
installer, rather than a 'floppy size' or 'Disk Tools' 7.0.1.

The self-mounting image (smi) can only be handled by MacOS AFAIK.
I don't think this can help you until you have a MacOS to bootstrap
with. Tonight, I'll try copying a floppy System image into Linux
and back out onto a floppy if that works, I'll let you know.

The other suggestion might do the trick; if you can find the 7.0.1
(or even 6.7?) Disk Tools.img, then try to use dd to just write it
directly to a floppy.

If you get booted with a Disk Tools floppy, and those files are on 
an HFS partition on your Desktop, maybe they would open up by double
clicking one of them; and that would allow you to install 7.0.1.
(The Disk Tools by itself isn't an installable system).
"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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