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British System 7.0.1 install images

Recipe for Mini vMac


Quick Summary

Use the System 6 utility disk image to convert the 7 archive files of British System 7.0.1 into disk image files that Mini vMac can use.

British System 7.0.1 is useful for converting images in ".smi.bin" format (Self Mounting Images encoded in Macbinary) into disk images that can be used by Mini vMac.

Ingredients

The "Sys6Util.dsk" disk image file, from the "System 6 utility disk recipe".

The "Blanks" collection.

The 7 archive files of the British System 7.0.1 from Apple:

Disk_Tools.image.sea.bin

Fonts.image.sea.bin

Install_1.image.sea.bin

Install_2.image.sea.bin

Printing.image.sea.bin

System_7_Tune-Up.image.sea.bin

Tidbits.image.sea.bin

Start

Launch Mini vMac

Mount the image file "Sys6Util", such as by dragging the icon of the image onto the Mini vMac window.

Unzip the file "005M.zip" (in the "M" folder) from the Blanks collection.

Mount the resulting "005M.dsk" image in Mini vMac.

Open the "Untitled" disk, such as by double clicking on its icon.

Drag the "Untitled" window lower.

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Make the "Untitled" window larger.

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Launch the "ImportFl" application, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Import the file "Disk_Tools.image.sea.bin", such as by dragging the icon of the file onto the Mini vMac window.

Click the "Drive" button to switch to the "Untitled" disk.

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Click the "Save" button to save the imported archive to the "Untitled" disk.

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Choose "Quit" from the "File" menu.

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Click in "Page Up" area to scroll to the top of the "Untitled" window.

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Launch the "binUnpk" application, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Choose "Open" from the "File" menu.

Click the "Drive" button to switch to the "Untitled" disk.

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Select the archive file.

Click the "Open" button.

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Click the "Save" button.

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Choose "Quit" from the "File" menu.

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Launch the Self Extracting Image (".sea) application, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Click the "Continue" button.

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Click the "Save" button.

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Click the "Quit" button.

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Launch the "ExportFl" application, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Choose "Open" from the "File" menu.

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Click the "Drive" button to switch to the "Untitled" disk.

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Select the image file.

Click the "Open" button.

Select the destination in the platform specific save dialog. (Or, in Linux and other X ports, the file will be saved to the folder "output" in the folder containing the Mini vMac application, with no further prompting.)

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Choose "Quit" from the "File" menu.

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Choose "Select All" from the "Edit" menu.

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Drag the selected icons to the trash.

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Click Ok.

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Choose "Empty Trash" from the "Special" menu.

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Now repeat the steps above, starting from "Launch the ImportFl application", for each of :

Fonts.image.sea.bin
Install_1.image.sea.bin
Install_2.image.sea.bin
Printing.image.sea.bin
System_7_Tune-Up.image.sea.bin
Tidbits.image.sea.bin

When finished, choose "Shut Down" from the "Special" menu.

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Quit the Mini vMac application, such as by clicking on the close box of its window.

Rename the file "Disk Tools.image" to "Disk Tools.dsk". (".dsk" is the preferred extensions for Mini vMac.) Similarly, rename the other 6 resulting image files to end in ".dsk" instead of ".image".

Lock all 7 ".dsk" files.

Delete the "005M.dsk" disk image file.

Done!

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copyright (c) 2014 Paul C. Pratt - last update 7/20/2014