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Classic Mac Hardware (Troubleshooting, Upgrading, & Modifying) => General Hardware Discussions => Topic started by: Bolkonskij on May 18, 2022, 02:46:32 AM

Title: How to create hda / hds files on Mac OS 9? (BlueSCSI / RaSCSI)
Post by: Bolkonskij on May 18, 2022, 02:46:32 AM
I do have a RaSCSI device. One reason I bought it was the ability to save images on the Pi and then mount those images (e.g. CD-Rom images) on whatever Mac I connect it to via SCSI. Hence, serving as a kind of external HDD with bells and whistles.

I learned only later that it doesn't work with "regular" image files like .img or .dsk. When I tried to mount an image as e.g. a virtual CD-ROM, Mac OS will "see" something on the SCSI port, but nag about an unknown format in e.g. Lido and nothing ever shows up on the desktop.

Apparently, it uses its own format for floppy files (.hda) and hard disks (.hds)

I know there's a tool to create hda / hds images in modern incarnations of OSX, but does anyone know how to create these files on a PowerPC Mac, ideally from within OS 9.2?

Any other RaSCSI users out here who solved the problem of easy transfer between OS9 <-> RaSCSI on the Pi?
Title: Re: How to create hda / hds files on Mac OS 9? (BlueSCSI / RaSCSI)
Post by: teroyk on May 20, 2022, 08:15:26 AM
Any other RaSCSI users out here who solved the problem of easy transfer between OS9 <-> RaSCSI on the Pi?

I am interested to buy RaSCSI, but I didn't find good place to buy it from Europe.
Title: Re: How to create hda / hds files on Mac OS 9? (BlueSCSI / RaSCSI)
Post by: Bolkonskij on May 21, 2022, 03:20:58 AM
Samplerspa.de is reliable, that's where I got mine from. Get one and let's find out together :-)
Title: Re: How to create hda / hds files on Mac OS 9? (BlueSCSI / RaSCSI)
Post by: teroyk on May 23, 2022, 01:05:22 PM
Samplerspa.de is reliable, that's where I got mine from. Get one and let's find out together :-)

So if I have Raspberry Pi 2, I just buy this:
https://samplerspa.de/produkt/rascsi-adapter-board/
or do I need anything else?
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