Setup SCSI2SD v5.5 for setting up a classic mac
Purchase a SCSI2SD v5.5
Set permissions on the hidraw devices
Connect the SCSI2SD to a modern computer using a USB cable.
- I find Linux is the easiest to use with SCSI2SD configuration.
Configure the SCSI2SD
- The SCSI2SD is able to emulate up to 4 devices.
- On a SCSI chain, ID 0 will boot as the main startup disk.
- My goal is to use the SCSI2SD v5.5 as an external drive for swapping files and peforming system setups, so I will set the first virtual drive to be ID 5.
- The Apple SC HD setup software needs to believe that the SCSI2SD is a valid Apple supported hard drive.
- Set the vendor to the string “QUANTUM”
- Set the product ID to the string “FIREBALLX”, where X is a number between 1 and 9.
Set the revision to the string “1.0 “ (with a space after, for a total of 4 characters)
Initialize the SCSI2SD virtual SCSI disks
- The SCSI2SD virtual SCSI disks must have valid Apple Partition Maps
- The Apple disk utilities expect an officially supported SCSI disk.
- HD SC Setup 7.3.5 and Drive Setup 1.7.3 need to be patched to support other disk types than the ones available for the original Macs.
- For the sake of formatting the SCSI2SD v5.5, I attached the device to an LC475 that I have.
- I have two disks. My intention is to create a disk compatible with booting a 68k Mac and a disk compatible with booting a PPC Mac.
Mount the System 7.5.3 Disk Tools images and copy the contents to the new drives
- Use Disk Copy 6.3.3 to mount the disk images.
- On the Classic Mac OS, copying the
System Folder to a drive is enough to make it bootable.
Connect to Classic Mac and Boot
- The scsi2sd v5.5 works perfectly. An absolutely brilliant device.