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platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Downloaded the A/UX 2.0 floppy set to install on a IIfx, and cannot write the images to disk! Disk Copy 6.3.3 under OS8.6 absolutely refuses to work with the images, won't mount, write, or convert them. Always give an error -54, haven't found what this error means yet. I have also obtained several other A/UX boot images from different places, all exhibit the same problem. While the disks I need are 800K, I also tried 1.4MB images as well, no luck. Whats the trick to making these disks?

Note: this is certainly a software problem, not a bad floppy drive. The drive is confirmed working, writing and booting normal Mac system disks just fine.


Here is where I obtained the files:


http://www.aux-penelope.com/archive.htm (http://www.aux-penelope.com/archive.htm)

(aux-2.0-floppies.tar.gz, last link under (A/UX boot Floppies)


and


http://www.aux-penelope.com/downloads.htm

All the files under "Startup Floppies"

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Never mind, figured it out.

For some reason someone decided to compress the disk images with stuffit, then change the extension to .img! So of course disk copy was not going to work, and when I tried to open the files with stuffit, it was trying to mount them, not decompress them - judging by the .img extension. Just removing the extension make stuffit realize these are compressed, it then decompresses them, and now I can write them to disk. Sorry for wasting a thread, but maybe this will help someone in the future who is struggling with this.

Compgeke
January 25th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Just wondering, what all systems are supported by A/UX? I've wanted to play with it but I have a feeling it is 68k only.

jrehmer
January 25th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Just wondering, what all systems are supported by A/UX? I've wanted to play with it but I have a feeling it is 68k only.

http://www.aux-penelope.com/hardware.htm <-- the best definitive hardware compatibility guide I've found for A/UX.

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Just wondering, what all systems are supported by A/UX? I've wanted to play with it but I have a feeling it is 68k only.

Unfortunately, only 68k. And even then, only the high-end systems are supported.

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Just discovered that the A/UX 2.0 floppy images I linked to above also require a CD to complete installation. Since I don't have that disk and also cannot attach a CD drive to my IIfx, thats won't work for me.

But, found this archive: ftp://themacarchive.net/uploads/aux-2.0-floppy-version.tar.gz that looks like a complete 2.0 install only on floppies - no CD required. The problem is, how do I write these images to disk? Once again, disk copy won't touch them, and stuffit says their not compressed, what gives?

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 07:26 PM
BTW, username and password for FTP link in previous post is "guest"

AppleIIfan
January 25th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Let me see what i can do for ya, Ill try writing a set on my CC, I also got the A/UX 3.0.1 CD as well

Compgeke
January 25th, 2012, 09:45 PM
I also know where I can get 3.0.1 and the 3.1.1 update as images if you want them.

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 09:57 PM
I also know where I can get 3.0.1 and the 3.1.1 update as images if you want them.

All floppy images, no CD required? That would be great.

platatomi
January 25th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Just remembered, I might have a SCSI CDROM drive from a B&W iMac G3 around here somewhere, would that work in my IIfx? (assuming I got a new SCSI cable with two drops)

platatomi
January 27th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Anybody try those (ftp://themacarchive.net/uploads/aux-2.0-floppy-version.tar.gz) disk images yet? Is it just me or are they not disk copy compatible?


once again, username and password for link above are both "guest"