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#1 Billy Masterpigeon

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:34 AM

I recently got my SE FD HD ( running system 6) working and wanted to add a Hard Drive so i bought a 500mb Drive.The only problem is, i can't figure out how to format it. I've tried a few different ways but none of them worked.



#2 Byrd

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:09 AM

Hi Billy,

 

if not an Apple branded disk (with the appropriate ROM), a utility such as HD SC Setup will refuse to initialise the disk.  The workround is to find a patched version of HD SC Setup that removes the ROM check, or to format with a third-party utility such as Lido.  Personally I prefer using Lido.

 

JB


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#3 just.in.time

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:48 AM

Agreeing on Lido.

If it doesn't show up in Lido, you may have termination issue.

#4 Billy Masterpigeon

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 03:02 AM

I tried to use Lido but i couldn't find a working version. It said that the "application" was busy/missing. What is the best site to get it from?



#5 just.in.time

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 04:11 AM

That seems like a resource fork is getting broken. Are you unzipping/unstuffing it on another vintage Mac (OS 9.2.2 or below)?

#6 Billy Masterpigeon

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:34 AM

I don't have any other vintage mac as i'm 13 and only have one other vintage computer but i'm wondering if i can install OS 9.2.2 on my 2007 mac book. If not then i have ordered a apple 40mb hard disk from ebay.



#7 just.in.time

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:55 AM

You could try sheepshaver or whatever that emulator is called. Doesn't have to be 9.2.2. That's just the last version that will handle those resource forks properly. Any version 7 through 9.2.2 will work fine with StuffIt Expander 5.5. StuffIt expander will run on a 68000 & System 6 (what your SE currently has), but your are limited to version 4.02 or something like that. It works well, except some files are compressed with neeer software. Hence the whole download and unstuff on a newer machine, where 5.5 has a bit better coverage of the old files.




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