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British System 7.0.1 utility disk

Recipe for Mini vMac


Quick Summary

Install British Macintosh System 7.0.1 on a blank disk image, and then add the utilities ImportFl, binUnpk, and ExportFl.

This is useful for opening images in ".smi.bin" format (Self Mounting Images encoded in Macbinary). For some reason these images work in British 7.0.1, but not in North American 7.0.1, at least on a Macintosh Plus.

Ingredients

The 7 images from the "British System 7.0.1 install images recipe". (Actually only four are used: Install 1, Install 2, Tidbits, and Fonts.)

The "Blanks" collection.

The "Sys6Util.dsk" disk image file, from the "System 6 utility disk recipe". (For a quick way to get a copy of ImportFl, binUnpk, and ExportFl.)

Start

Launch Mini vMac

Mount the image file "Install 1", such as by dragging the icon of the image onto the Mini vMac window.

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Click the "OK" button.

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Mount the image file "Install 2", such as by dragging the icon of the image onto the Mini vMac window.

Mount the image file "Tidbits".

Mount the image file "Fonts".

Unzip the file "004M.zip" (in the "M" folder) from the Blanks collection.

Mount the resulting "004M.dsk" image in Mini vMac.

Click the "Customize" button.

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Click to select "System Software for any Macintosh".

Click the "Install" button.

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Click the "Quit" button.

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Choose "Restart" from the "Special" menu.

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Mount again the "004M.dsk" image in Mini vMac.

Double click on the "Untitled" icon to open it.

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Click in the zoom box in the upper right of the "Untitled" window to resize it.

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Select the icons "Teach Text" and "Read Me", by dragging a rectangle around them.

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Drag the selected icons to the "Wastebasket" (What the "Trash" is called in the British version).

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

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Click the "OK" button.

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Resize the "Untitled" window.

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

Drag "Sys6Util" window lower.

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Select the icons "ImportFl", "binUnpk", and "ExportFl", by dragging a rectangle around them.

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Drag the selected icons into the "Untitled" window to copy them.

Before letting go of the mouse button, hold down the command key. This forces the icons positions into a neat grid. (After letting go of the mouse button, release the command key.)

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Drag "Sys6Util" disk icon to the Wastebasket to eject the disk image.

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Click on title bar of the "Untitled" window to activate the window.

Click in the zoom box in the upper right of the "Untitled" window to resize it.

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Click on the icon of the "Untitled" disk.

Press the return key to begin renaming the "Untitled" disk.

Type "BrSys7Ut".

Press the return key again to finish renaming the disk.

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 "004M.dsk" disk image file to "BrSys7Ut.dsk".

Lock the "BrSys7Ut.dsk" file.

Done!

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copyright (c) 2012 Paul C. Pratt - last update 7/21/2012