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Re: mac boot disk in PC

On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 03:51:40AM -0000, krishnakumar natarajan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm having a problem with creating Mac 7.0.1 boot disk from a 
> PC.
> My Mac with system 7.0.1 is not booting up and want to boot it up 
> and run disk tools. I got the disk tools image and used Gem 
> explorer to copy the disk tools image to a mac formatted floppy 
> (Formatted using Gemulator in PC) in my PC. But when I tried to 
> boot the mac using that disk, it is not booting up. And it is not 
> ejecting the disk also. So I think the the floppy is recognised as 
> a Mac floppy but is not recognised as boot floppy.

If it is read but no valid system folder is found, the disk would be
ejected.  You would then see a flashing floppy disk icon with a
superimposed question mark (if your hard drive installation is also

If the floppy drive hasn't been used in a while, there's a good
possibility the inside is caked with lint and dust. Get some canned
air and try to clean it out.

BTW, do you have Debian installed? You could mount the Mac partition
from there to check it out.

"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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