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[A/UX] Drop-in clean A/UX install image for SCSI2SD

fluxsmoke

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I have loaded the A/UX install CD from my SD card after dd'ing it the same way, although I used a floppy to boot it; the 3.0.1 ISO I have wasn't booting, although perhaps I didn't have the emulated CDROM device configured properly?

I have previously used this same device to boot regular system 7.5.3.
 

ctarstar

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Sorry for the necro-post but I think this is the appropriate thread...I just purchased a v5.0 SCSI2SD and trying to use the image linked from the Github, along w/ the instructions. This is on a IIci, and I know the hardware works because I was able to successfully install from floppyemu+CD combination on the original 80G SCSI HD (which isn't big enough to do anything interesting, thus the SCSI2SD solution). I used the RAW dd (which took forever) and I got the 000021 sad mac. Then I tried to dd the lido.img on top of the existing SD card - is that the right way to do this? I wasn't sure because some examples show the dd to the image file, not to the device. I dd'd the lido.img directly on top of the device after doing the full 3.1.1 dd. I did this:

sudo dd if=aux-3.1.1-03a.img of=/dev/rdisk2

Attempting to boot from this SCSI2SD I get the 000021 so then did this:

sudo dd if=lido.img of=/dev/disk2 seek=64 bs=512

And then I get a ? mark floppy

When I boot into a working 7.5 install (from floppyemu) it doesn't show the SCSI2SD drive, but if I start up the A/UX HD tool from the install CDROM, it sees the drive at ID 0 and the partitions look correct:

IMG_1743.jpg

I tried all the combinations of PRAM zapping and forcing to boot off a particular SCSI ID, but none of those work for me. Any tips or things I can try greatly appreciated! Although the hardware does seem to be seen by the OS, the drives are not directly visible/mountable/bootable...
 

uyjulian

Well-known member
Sorry for the necro-post but I think this is the appropriate thread...I just purchased a v5.0 SCSI2SD and trying to use the image linked from the Github, along w/ the instructions. This is on a IIci, and I know the hardware works because I was able to successfully install from floppyemu+CD combination on the original 80G SCSI HD (which isn't big enough to do anything interesting, thus the SCSI2SD solution). I used the RAW dd (which took forever) and I got the 000021 sad mac. Then I tried to dd the lido.img on top of the existing SD card - is that the right way to do this? I wasn't sure because some examples show the dd to the image file, not to the device. I dd'd the lido.img directly on top of the device after doing the full 3.1.1 dd. I did this:

sudo dd if=aux-3.1.1-03a.img of=/dev/rdisk2

Attempting to boot from this SCSI2SD I get the 000021 so then did this:

sudo dd if=lido.img of=/dev/disk2 seek=64 bs=512

And then I get a ? mark floppy

When I boot into a working 7.5 install (from floppyemu) it doesn't show the SCSI2SD drive, but if I start up the A/UX HD tool from the install CDROM, it sees the drive at ID 0 and the partitions look correct:

View attachment 39578

I tried all the combinations of PRAM zapping and forcing to boot off a particular SCSI ID, but none of those work for me. Any tips or things I can try greatly appreciated! Although the hardware does seem to be seen by the OS, the drives are not directly visible/mountable/bootable...
I know LaCie Silverlining works for me on an IIci.

First apply the original image and the scsi2sd xml configuration, then install LaCie Silverlining onto the boot disk. You should no longer get the sad mac and be able to boot correctly
 

ctarstar

Member
Brilliant - thank you @uyjulian ! That worked! For future readers, I booted from a 7.5.5 install (floppyemu) that had silverlining 5.8.3 on it. I ran it and 'installed' the basic software onto SCSI ID0, taking the default loop options (Macintosh, not Silverlining) and that was pretty much it. I didn't change any mount options. I quit Silverlining, rebooted once with the floppyemu still as the boot device, could finally see the Mac Partition mounted, then rebooted w/out floppyemu and it worked just fine.
 

ctarstar

Member
So, after the first boot I restart after the kernel rebuild completes, I get the login screen, log in w default l/pw, but then I get stuck here…the SCSI2SD blinks every so often but I can’t cancel or force quit. I shut down and restarted once and immediately landed in fsck hell…And ideas? I don’t yet have a NIC installed - could that be why this startup is hanging? I might give up on the prebuilt image and just install from CD now that I have a bigger disk…ECA3EBEA-B5B1-46C3-ACE3-5AEB489EF85F.jpeg
 

uyjulian

Well-known member
So, after the first boot I restart after the kernel rebuild completes, I get the login screen, log in w default l/pw, but then I get stuck here…the SCSI2SD blinks every so often but I can’t cancel or force quit. I shut down and restarted once and immediately landed in fsck hell…And ideas? I don’t yet have a NIC installed - could that be why this startup is hanging? I might give up on the prebuilt image and just install from CD now that I have a bigger disk…View attachment 39606
This is normal, it will take a while, especially if you don't have a cache card and/or graphics card installed. I did have a NIC installed.

If you want to disable it move it out of Startup Items (folder located in the System Folder). If you are impatient, you can do it from the text shell instead of the desktop environment.
 
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