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System 7.0.1 install images

Recipe for Mini vMac


Quick Summary

Use the British System 7.0.1 utility disk image to convert the North American Macintosh System 7.0.1 Self Mounting Image into image files that Mini vMac can use.

(Self Mounting Images require System 7 or later, and the System 7 installer from Apple is a Self Mounting Image, which makes things difficult. So the trick here is to use the British System 7, which is available from Apple as Self Extracting Archives that work in System 6.)

Ingredients

The "BrSys7Ut.dsk" disk image file, from the "British System 7.0.1 utility disk recipe".

The "Blanks" collection.

The System_7.0.1.smi.bin archive file from Apple.

Start

Launch Mini vMac

Mount the image file "BrSys7Ut.dsk", such as by dragging the icon of the image onto the Mini vMac window.

Unzip the file "012M.zip" (in the "M" folder) from the Blanks collection.

Mount the resulting "012M.dsk" image in Mini vMac.

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

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Import the file "System_7.0.1.smi.bin", such as by dragging the icon of the file onto the Mini vMac window.

Click the "Desktop" button.

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Double click on "Untitled".

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Click the "Save" button.

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Choose "Quit" from the "File" menu.

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

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Drag the "System_7.0.1.smi.bin" icon onto the "binUnpk" application icon.

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Click the "Desktop" button.

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Double click on "Untitled".

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Click the "Save" button.

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

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Launch the "System_7.0.1.smi" application, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Click the "Agree" button.

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Open the "7.0.1 (1440k.images)" disk, such as by double clicking on its icon.

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Drag the "7.0.1 (1440k.images)" window lower.

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

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Drag the selected icons onto the "ExportFl" application icon.

For each of the 5 image files, 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 "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 4 resulting image files to end in ".dsk" instead of ".image".

Lock all 5 ".dsk" files.

Delete the "012M.dsk" disk image file.

Done!

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