Classic mac fun (and some questions) (continued...again...)
dgahling at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 9 08:49:56 CDT 2009
a bin file isn't a packed file, AFAIK there's no direct way to get files out of it.
the only way I know of is to write the file do a disk, then read the files from there.
the reason is the bin is typically a "raw" disk
perhaps a floppy emulator would work, but that's a lot of work,
it's simpler just to write it to disk, then read the files off the disk.
there were (should be) utilities to read the mac floppy on dos/windows.
I used to have one, but have no idea where it is now.
> Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 23:50:26 -0500
> Subject: Re: Classic mac fun (and some questions) (continued...again...)
> From: brianlanning at gmail.com
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> I have but one obstacle left... being able to unpack an apple floppy
> image file from a PC. I have a bin file containing the files I need
> to get the quadra going. I got the floppy drive working on the
> quadra. I can read and write mac floppies from my windows machine.
> But I can't get the files out of the bin file. And I can't write the
> bin file directly to the disk and make the quadra read it. So i need
> either a mac emulator I can run on XP, or a windows utility to unpack
> the mac bin file and produce individual files which I can write to the
> floppy. Anyone have any ideas?
> I also picked up a rare and elusive kung-fu black terminator for the
> IIfx. So I should be able to attach the 600e to that machine and get
> it going. That hard drive would hopefully be recognized by the
> install CD. Then I would only need to find an AUI to RJ-45 doodad
> which is skinny enough to fit into the recessed ports on the IIfx. I
> have an AUI thingy now, but it's too fat to reach the db-15 connector
> on the network card.
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