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BlueSCSI SD card prep

Andrew18489

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So today I’m finally ready to format my SD card. I’m trying a pre made image from GitHub and the Log.txt says no image could be detected. What is wrong here?
 

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jessenator

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I've found that I had to do an exFAT format with diskpart via command line to get a consistent format that the thing would recognize.
 

Torbar

Well-known member
The image needs to be a HDA file placed directly on the SD card. It looks like you somehow extracted the image or something?
 

Andrew18489

Active member
Now I get this in log.txt but no boot
BlueSCSI <-> SD - https://github.com/erichelgeson/BlueSCSI

VERSION: 1.1-20220404-USB

DEBUG:0 SCSI_SELECT:0 SDFAT_FILE_TYPE:3

SdFat version: 2.0.6

SPI speed: 50Mhz

SdFat Max FileName Length: 32

Initialized SD Card - lets go!

Sd MID:3 OID:SD

Sd Name:SK32G

Sd Date:7/2015

Sd Serial:1512055730

- hd10-512-machd.hda / 18136144bytes / 17711KiB / 17MiB

ID:LUN0:LUN1:

0:----:----:

1: 512:----:

2:----:----:

3:----:----:

4:----:----:

5:----:----:

6:----:----:

Finished initialization of SCSI Devices - Entering main loop.
 

Torbar

Well-known member
Try the RaSCSI-Boot-7.5.3.hda_.zip


Unzip it, and renmae the file to be hd10-512-machd.hda
 

Andrew18489

Active member
Also, do I need to have the blank .hda with the drivers I made in Disk Jockey on the SD card? Do I have to push the reformat button on the Macintosh screen before I get this working?
 

djhaloeight

Well-known member
I've found its best to use Basilisk II to get your HDA images ready to go before you try to use them on real hardware. I use Disk Jockey to make the size I want, mount it in Basilisk II so I can format the drive, install any system software and applications I need then copy the HDA file to my SD when I'm done. Seems to work pretty good.
 

djhaloeight

Well-known member
I don’t have any experience with mini vMac, so I don’t know if it even supports using .hda files as hard disk images. But you just drag the .hda file in the Finder to the sd to copy it for use in the bluescsi, just like you’d copy any other file to an sd.
 

RoboSport

New member
I've found its best to use Basilisk II to get your HDA images ready to go before you try to use them on real hardware. I use Disk Jockey to make the size I want, mount it in Basilisk II so I can format the drive, install any system software and applications I need then copy the HDA file to my SD when I'm done. Seems to work pretty good.

Does SheepShaver work for preparing images as well?
 
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