BasiliskII for iOS

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I ad a lack of audio the other day, I realised after a while that it was broadcasting over bluetooth to my wife's headphones.
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gingerbeardman wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:58 pm I ad a lack of audio the other day, I realised after a while that it was broadcasting over bluetooth to my wife's headphones.
:D I never would have put System 7 and Bluetooth in the same sentence before. Well done! (sorta)
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Thanks for posting this and for all the help on your blog! I've gotten it up and running on my iPad but I'm stuck in a couple places when trying to get files on.

I can't find the shared files drive you reference. Should it mount automatically on the desktop when Basilisk II launches? Do I need to turn it on via a setting somewhere?

I'm also looking for a good way to manage disk images. HFS Disk Maker doesn't appear to work on Big Sur. :-(
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The shared drive will show up as "Unix" as long as you're running System 7.5 or higher.

I use Basilisk on desktop with a copy of the same hard disk image I use on the iPad. All my working files are copied into the shared drive at the end of a session.

Let me know more details about your setup if you're still having problems.
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gingerbeardman wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:03 pm The shared drive will show up as "Unix" as long as you're running System 7.5 or higher.

I use Basilisk on desktop with a copy of the same hard disk image I use on the iPad. All my working files are copied into the shared drive at the end of a session.

Let me know more details about your setup if you're still having problems.
Ah! That explains it. I'm running 7.1. Thanks!

So if I have a bunch of .dmg files that I've been using on vMac, how can I make .dsk versions that will open in Basilisk II?
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BasiliskII does not care about disk image file name extensions. As long as it is a HFS read/write volume (not compressed and not encrypted) it can be mounted in BasiliskII.

You used .dmg files with vMac? Could these .dmg files be mounted in vMac?
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I'm also unclear what your dmg files are or could be. Can you give us an example use case or better example file?

I mostly just copy .sit, .hqx files to/from the shared folder so don't bother with disk images directly.
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I made an account just to say thanks for this discussion. I have been playing with remote desktop to my Mac to do emulation and this is *much* better.
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Hello! Thank you for the detailed posts on how to set this up :) I am a little bit stuck in a similar place as inuwali.

I am running system 7.5, however I do not see the shared drive mounting. When basilisk starts up in the Documents section of the menu, I do see files, I'm trying to pull a .hqx over that is located there.

Do I need to do something in the iPad files app under basilisk for this to work?
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Really need more specific information.

To recap, any iOS app that supports file sharing will have its own folder in Files.app, in this case one labelled Basilisk.

This shared folder presents in Basilisk in two ways:
1. In the iOS-style menu that appears when you launch Basilisk. The Documents tab lists its contents.
2. When you've booted into System 7.5 there's a drive mounted on the desktop called "Unix".

Which one don't you see?

How did you install System 7.5? Is it possible you didn't install everything?

My feeling is this is a general Mac support issue, rather than anything to do with Basilisk or iPad.
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