For the MacPlus
core, I suggest using one of the following SCSI2SD
images from this site -->
http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/05/28/ ... isk-image/
These images already contain the necessary SCSI driver/partition for the MacPlus core and already have (minimal) OS 6.0.8 preinstalled. Make sure to pick one with System 6.0.8
as default - 7.5.5 won't work with the MacPlus core...
I went with the 2GB
image. Because if you only have one drive you may as well go large
and place it in the "/media/fat/MacPlus"
I am thinking of seeing if we can take the weird sized dsk images we see on the web and artificially make it look like a scsi disk. (Append a scsi driver on the front) That is one of the reasons I wanted two or three scsi disks.
I tried to convert some existing images using this method but was mostly unsuccessful and the process was very
slow --> http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index. ... romScratch
2GB is good enough for now...
spunkworks wrote:I would very much appreciate if anyone here could write step by step tutorial on how to set up the Mac II BasiliskII, somehow I can't get it working.
setup is easy provided you have the right stuff:
You will need a mac ROM. The two I have tested are LCIII and Q605 ROMS. They should be easy to find - search the google for "all Mac ROMS"
You will also need some sort of OS Image:
For example: "OS_755_650MBCD.ZIP"
from that previous link --> http://www.savagetaylor.com/2018/05/28/ ... isk-image/
Unzip this file, and it should contain a file "OS_755_650MBCD.iso"
Put that in "/media/fat/BasiliskII"
along with the ROM.
You will need to create a blank VHD and this is where you will install the OS. BasiliskII handles multiple HDs so there is no real reason to go huge with this boot drive.
The following command will create a 512MB blank file:
- #dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/fat/BasiliskII/BasiliskII_BOOT.VHD bs=1MB count=512
(You can issue this command over the Framebuffer console (F9
) or SSH)
Next, edit "/media/fat/BasiliskII/.basilisk_ii_prefs"
and add change/change the following lines:
- rom Q605.ROM
Keep in mind that the "disk" order determines the boot priority. In this case, we want the ".ISO" to boot before the ".VHD"
When you boot BasiliskII (from the Scripts menu), it should ask you if you want to initialize the drive you just created. Yes - Do that. Name it whatever you want...
To install the MacOS, you can simply drag the "System 7.5.5"
folder from the "OS 7.5.5 CD"
drive to the new drive you just created. If you started with a different boot image than I suggested this folder will probably just be named "System"
. There may also be an installer application you can run.
Finally, you can remove "disk OS_755_650MBCD.iso"
from the ".basilisk_ii_prefs"
as you don't need this anymore.
Adding the line: "disk /media/fat/MacPlus/BOOT.VHD"
will allow you to access the MacPlus core HD inside BasiliskII in order to add stuff... For example I have a .5GB "Applications.HFV"
and 1.5GB "Games.HFV"
and was able to transfer all that to my 2GB MacPlus "BOOT.VHD"
. BasiliskII seems to be able to handle every image file I have tried which makes it very useful.
BTW just on a gaff, any chance to get mini vMac working in the same way?
I tend to use both BasiliskII and vMac .. I know vMac duplicates much of the same Macplus core it would be nice to have ..
anyway just tossing it out there.. thanks again for this .. its wonderful..
Yes, I was able to get mini vMac working. It runs quite well on MiSTer, unfortunately, it does not understand the (SCSI2SD) disk images (like BasiliskIl) with the SCSI driver/partition that the MacPlus core requires. It also does not have access to the UNIX filesystem like BasiliskII. The emulator is configurable at compile-time (vs run-time) so I have compiled several versions of it:
ones are MacII 8-bit color.
I hope this info helps...