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Installing Mac System 6 #80208 06/24/12 05:04 PM
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I'm following the guide on the MESS wiki to install System 6, but it seems MESS cannot actually deal with the disk images I got from the Apple site. When I run the command to start MESS, I get:
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Device Floppy Disk [Sony] load failed: Invalid image
Does the guide omit the step to convert the disk images somehow?

Btw. with the Subversion version of MESS, I also get a huge backtrace when I execute this command.

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80209 06/24/12 05:43 PM
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Which Mac driver?
Which Floppy Disk format?
MESS only supports 400k/800k Floppies right now.

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80211 06/24/12 06:04 PM
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It's strongly recommended you use the softlisted pre-installed HDD images to get started nowadays on the Mac driver.

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: R. Belmont] #80212 06/24/12 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted By R. Belmont
It's strongly recommended you use the softlisted pre-installed HDD images to get started nowadays on the Mac driver.


Yes, make the life easier. smile

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80215 06/24/12 08:18 PM
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I followed the instructions from this page:
http://www.mess.org/howto/install_mac_system_6

Is there are a prepared image? Maybe the wiki could be updated?

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80221 06/25/12 11:21 AM
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Could you tell me the command line you're using ?
I think you may have a problem concerning the compression of .sea files

On both Mac and windows, I use "the unarchiver" to uncompress the .sea.bin images from apple, then, for coherence sake, I rename the resulting ".sea" files to ".img" (to avoid mixing-up with old compressed mac executables)

NB : usually on windows, the last extension is hidden (.sea.bin becoming .sea). don't let this mechanism fool you about what kind of file you have.

On a side note, about prepared images, the ones on the wiki are only empty hard drives, if you are looking for preinstalled mac os drives, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Gregoire Duval] #80227 06/25/12 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted By Grégoire Duval
Could you tell me the command line you're using ?
It seems the wiki was updated today. I was using the commands that were there before today:
http://www.mess.org/howto/install_mac_system_6?do=diff&rev2%5B0%5D=1335866790&rev2%5B1%5D=&difftype=sidebyside

I will look into decompressing them. I don't know "the unarchiver", but I'll look for it in case the tools on my system do not work. Thanks!

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80228 06/25/12 02:06 PM
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yeah it was updated thanks to you, I made a mistake while writing this tutorial.
In the prerequisite, I say that files must be decompressed, then in my CLI syntax I use the name of the "still compressed" ones : fail.

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Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80229 06/25/12 02:13 PM
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I had fixed that before the wikipocalypse, but I guess the version that was restored afterwards didn't have that change.

Re: Installing Mac System 6 [Re: Z_God] #80231 06/25/12 02:24 PM
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Hmm, it seems there's still a problem. I first tried the version of unar included with my system (Ubuntu 12.04), but it doesn't seem to work. Then I tried compiling my own, but again it didn't work. (unar[27490] Scanner initialised with nil string)
Then I tried the MS Windows version, but each time it gives a page fault (both in Wine and MS Windows XP). It leaves a directory behind XADTemp<some seemingly random number> with a .sea file in it, but MESS doesn't seem to recognize it.

I'll look a bit further to find more info on extracting these!

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