Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI, greyout button
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Author:  Roarke [ Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:53 am ]
Post subject:  Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI, greyout button

Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI on windows 7 ultimate 64bit, has greyout buttons. I was trying to write UTILITY.IMG from MACUTILS.rar by accesing write to disk (thus putting it to a hdd).
Downloaded the archive from below :

My problem :


Author:  24bit [ Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI, greyout bu

What are you trying to achieve finally?
There are some ways to write Mac HFS disks from Windows, RawWrite for example.
Usually the oldies will need a 32bit OS to work. That includes the Advanced SCSI Programming Interface, AFAIK.

A really nice set up to handle Mac disk (images) from a Windows is Basilisk II Build 142.
Cat_7´s re-built DL is working with 64bit Windows (except for CD-ROM support) and the emulator does read write Mac HFS HD floppies.
Mac disk images can be mounted via the GUI of course.

If you should own a 32bit Windows box with a SCSI HBA and ASPI installed, you will be able to handle all kinds of Mac SCSI devices.

Author:  Roarke [ Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI, greyout bu

The grey button is no more when i acces a externat floppy drive by usb cable on windows 7 ultimate.
My Powerbook 150 floppy drive and hdd died and ai have a 2.5 Toshiba 6007 MB, which i divided in three (aprox. 2gb per partition). Below is the thread i made.
Below, Gorgonops had helped me wit some links, but i didn't try them yet and i was looking for some solutions for more chances. I managed to make the older hdd working, by moving the actuator near the parking space, but the hdd doesn't have a plastic piece for the parking space, so i didn'd move the actuator to much on the outside parking space. The scond time i moved it with my nail when the hdd disk was moving and it was recognised in UEFI bios but not when i restarted windows 7 ultimate again.

Author:  24bit [ Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gemulator Explorer version 2.03 without ASPI, greyout bu

I guess Gorgonops and 68kmla are the right address for resurrecting your PB150.

Are you ready to buy an Apple CD ROM drive to connect to your PB via the HDI-30 SCSI port?
Here is one for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Apple- ... :rk:1:pf:0
And this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCSI-HDI30-mal ... :rk:1:pf:0
With those two items, your PB should boot e.g. from a retail System 7.5 CD-ROM.
Initialising and formatting your Toshiba HDD may still be troublesome.

You might also consider replacing the Apple Superdrive, there are some new for sale:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Apple-3-5- ... :rk:1:pf:0
The device looks right to me, but you should make sure by checking the part number of your defunct drive.

Other than that, I would look for a helper Mac.
Much depends on what kind of other computers you can access, which may serve as helper Mac.
I would copy over a 7.5 or 7.6 System onto your Toshiba HDD install it in the PB and hope for the best.
A bootable system is hosted here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/macos-753-emulators

Next you want a machine that is capable of formatting your IDE drive as HFS and is able to write the files from the image above to hdd.
The obvious helper would be a Mac with free IDE slot.
As written above, Basilisk II Build 142 and Windows XP should do the trick.
A virtual machine running Leopard Server and a USB-2-IDE adapter should do too.
Leopard Server is here: http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/mac-os-x-server-105
OSX 10.6 to macOS 10.14 do run 10.5 Server fine with the help of VMWare Fusion.

Hope that helps!

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