Currently Being ModeratedMay 23, 2013 10:53 PM (in response to Pinto_guy)
I successfully downloaded and expanded Disk Copy, copied it on a floppy, using a desktop running WinXP with Transmac
It is advisable to not expand (decompress) the Disk Copy file until it is on the Mac and in the classic environment. Otherwise, it is all too likely that the File Type and Creator codes will get stripped off.
Note that the File Type and Creator codes are case sensitive and are exactly four characters in length. Enter them exactly as Niel has typed them.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2013 1:35 AM (in response to Pinto_guy)
Generally speaking, an smi file may not open/mount properly when using a system such as 7.0.1 (although it should). A newer startup floppy (for example, the Network Access Disk 7.5) could help in a case like this, but it may not be available. Alternatively, why not just try to use Disk Copy 4.2 instead of 6.3.3? Disk Copy 4.2 can be installed without having to open an smi file as an intermediate step, and it works under System 7.0.1.
As Don indicated, the preferred method is to keep all downloaded files intact until on the Macintosh Classic computer. Normally, do not make an attempt to decode or decompress anything until there. At the old Mac an appropriate version (such as 4.0.1) of StuffIt Expander for Macintosh can be used for decoding/decompression purposes (drag a transferred bin, hqx or sit file onto the StuffIt Expander program icon, or open the file from within the utility). If you do not have a ready-to-use StuffIt Expander 4.0.1 installer for Macintosh, the following post could perhaps be of interest:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Pinto_guy)
OK so now I have another problem. If Niel and Don are listening, that would be great.
I am sorting through my collection of old (<1GB) SCSI 50 pins HDD, and trying to see if they still work, and format them. I wire them to an external HDD chassis which has a ST225N in it (Seagate 20MB). I removed the Seagate drive, and put the various HP, Micropolis etc... drives that I have. Unfortunately, I cannot get the Setup HD SC program to recogize any of them, even the HP drive which got recognized by the finder (only after I messed with the jumpers to "terminate" the SCSI chain).
I read in a post that I could use the program SCSI Probe to "see" those external drives. So I downlaoded it on my PC, unstuffed it, and using TransMac, copied on my Classic. Same problem again, the Classic does not recognize SCSI Probe.img as an image, and does not install it. It sees it as a document. The type and creator and dImg and dCpy respectively.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to Pinto_guy)
>I cannot get the Setup HD SC program to recogize any of them
The Apple HD SC Setup program was intended for Apple-branded SCSI hard drives only. For other drives one should use an appropriate third-party formatting utility (Lido 7.56 was one example).
Apple's Drive Setup 1.7.3 may also recognise certain third-party drives.
>I read in a post that I could use the program SCSI Probe to "see" those external drives.
Another option would be a utility called Mt. Everything.
>So I downlaoded it on my PC, unstuffed it
The normal procedure is to keep any downloaded Mac program file unaltered (.bin, .hqx, or possibly .sit) until on an old Mac. Once there, use StuffIt Expander to decode and decompress the file.
Have you tried to use a Windows PC to make a Mac floppy containing a working StuffIt Expander 4.0.1 installer for Macintosh (see the second link in my previous message)?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 1:59 AM (in response to Jan Hedlund)
>Same problem again, the Classic does not recognize SCSI Probe.img as an image, and does not install it. It sees it as a document. The type and creator and dImg and dCpy respectively.
If you wish to download and transfer a (.bin, .hqx, or .sit) file, you do not necessarily have to use a relatively complicated process involving disk image handling on a PC.
Instead, make sure that an empty 1.44 MB Mac-formatted HD floppy is available to begin with. Then download the file to the PC (do not do anything with this file). Since you have TransMac, just copy the (.bin, .hqx, or .sit) file as it is to the Mac-formatted floppy (the file may even have a truncated PC-style name; keep it as it is). Move the floppy to the Macintosh Classic. Copy the file to the Classic hard disk. Finally, on the Classic, drag the file onto the StuffIt Expander program icon (or open it from within the utility).
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to Pinto_guy)
BTW, if necessary, please note that older utilities from Apple (such as Disk Copy 4.2 and Network Access Disk 7.5) can be found here:
(a previous link above does not appear to work any more)
Examples of sources for old Mac freeware and shareware: