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System 6 utility disk

Recipe for Mini vMac


Quick Summary

Install Macintosh System 6.0.8 on a blank disk image, and then add the utilities ImportFl, binUnpk, and ExportFl.

This is useful for converting images in ".sea.bin" format (Self Extracting Archives encoded in Macbinary) into disk images that can be used by Mini vMac.

Ingredients

Follow the "Getting started with Mini vMac" page to get the Mini vMac application, a ROM image file (named "vMac.ROM"), the disk image "System Startup" (extracted from "SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk1of2.sea.bin"), and the file "SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk2of2.sea.bin".

The "Blanks" collection.

The "ImportFl" disk image. (Download the zipped hfs disk image from the ImportFl page, and unzip it.)

The "binUnpk" disk image.

The "ExportFl" disk image.

Start

Launch Mini vMac

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

Extract the disk image file "System Additions" from "SSW_6.0.8-1.4MB_Disk2of2.sea.bin".

Mount the image file "System Additions" in Mini vMac.

Unzip the file "1440K.zip" from the Blanks collection. Rename the resulting "1440K.dsk" file to "Sys6Util.dsk".

Mount the "Sys6Util.dsk" image in Mini vMac.

Rename the blank disk from "Untitled" to "Sys6Util", by clicking on the icon and typing.

(The name of a disk image file is independent of the name of the emulated disk it contains, that is shown when the image is mounted in Mini vMac.)

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

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

Click the "OK" button.

Click the "Customize" button.

Click to select "System software for any Macintosh".

Hold down the shift key, and click to add "32-Bit QuickDraw".

(Without this, color won't work in System 6, in the current state of Mini vMac Mac II emulation).

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 the "Sys6Util" disk image.

Double click on the "Sys6Util" icon to open it.

Make the "Sys6Util" window larger.

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Choose "Clean Up Window" from the "Special" menu.

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Click in "Page Up" area to scroll to top.

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Click in "Page Left" area.

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Drag "Sys6Util" window to bottom half of screen.

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Mount "ImportFl" disk image.

Drag "ImportFl" application icon on Sys6Util disk icon.

(This copies the "ImportFl" application to the "Sys6Util" disk image, and automatically places the icon in a good place in the "Sys6Util" window.)

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Drag "ImportFl" disk icon to the trash to eject the disk image.

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Mount "binUnpk" disk image.

Drag "binUnpk" application icon on Sys6Util disk icon.

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Drag "binUnpk" disk icon to the trash to eject the disk image.

Mount "ExportFl" disk image.

Drag "ExportFl" application icon on Sys6Util disk icon.

Drag "ExportFl" disk icon to the trash to eject the disk image.

Drag "Sys6Util" window back to top half of screen.

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Resize "Sys6Util" window smaller.

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Choose "Restart" from the "Special" menu.

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Lock the "Sys6Util" disk image.

Just to test this, mount the "Sys6Util" disk image again.

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.

Done!

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