making a install diskette for system 6 on a linux pc

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  1. Sills macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    i have a image of the system 6 install disk from info.apple.com/blablablaa

    i want to kwno if there is any way i can transfer this to a diskette using linux on my pc since my emac doesnt have a external floppy. ( i want ot install it on a mac classic with a superdrive )

    thanks.
     
  2. Sills thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh yeah and also, is there any way to do it using a winblows program, sicne i have wine installed now?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What format do the disk images come in? If you can convert them to .bin you should be able to use dd to write them to floppy on the Linux box.
     
  4. Sills thread starter macrumors newbie

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    they are in .sea.bin format.

    one hting though, i think my old mac is toasted. if i try to start up off of ms flight-sim 1 disk, which is bootable ( i lost my os disks ), the harddrive doesnt show up at all. it used to but now, the mac doesnt read it. same thing goes if i try to start up normally, it gives me the disk with a question mark on it.
     
  5. bux macrumors regular

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    If the image file is a raw copy of the disk, then it should be no problem just do something like this:
    dd if=imagefile.sea.bin of=/dev/fd0
     
  6. Sayer macrumors 6502a

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    First of all the disk image is compressed in a self-extracting installer (.sea) and encoded in MacBinary (.bin)

    You need to open that stuff first to get the actual disk image file. Just drag 'n' drop the sea.bin file into Stuffit Expander to get the "disk image" file itself.

    Then you could try to make a floppy on linux in whatever CLI fashion that lovely OS must use.

    Funny that a Mac user has to ask about .sea.bin and needs a Linux box to make a floppy. Boy I must be getting rather old...
     

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