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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:20 pm 
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Probably worth mentioning that last week I was playing around with the Homebrew version of HFSUtils and somehow borked disk image filesystem handling in Catalina -- including Time Machine and my virtual Mac OS collection. It no longer recognized HFS+ images. Had to restore from backup from recovery mode (because Time Machine couldn't mount the backups to restore in regular mode).

These tools are MUCH safer than messing with filesystem bundles right now ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Ronald P. Regensburg wrote:
I found an app 'HFSUtilsGUI' on my Mac that I forgot about and that works fine in Catalina for creating HFS (and HFS+) disk images. After a search in the forum I found where it was presented here by our member sentient06
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8337&p=51502&hilit=hfsutilsgui#p51502
The download link does not work anymore. I will add the utility to our wiki downloads.

Edit: Download link also here: https://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/HFSUtilsGUI.zip


Hey guys,

I'm glad it works on Catalina, I didn't touch this for a while. The project can be found on GitHub (https://github.com/sentient06/HFSUtilsGUI) but I don't think I ever put compiled releases there as it didn't seem to have an audience. Also, I never quite finished the app, there's a lot of repeated code and possibly some minor memory leaks. All I did was wrap the unix binaries and copy/paste the interface from Mac OS X's Disk Utility, execute the binaries as if from a command line, add some observers and update the UI.

If you think it could be helpful, I can try and compile it on my old Mac and add it to a DMG file to live in the repository. Anyone is welcome to fork it, of course, or integrate into another project, though I suspect not many people are using Objective-C these days.

I had this crazy idea of making an interface to transfer files between the host machine and an HFS image file (like the old Windows app HFVExplorer), but the whole logic behind the interface seemed so overwhelming that this bit never took off.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:26 pm 
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Right... that's why my copy works on Catalina -- I compiled it on Catalina.

It'd be really nice to have something where we can copy files out of an HFS volume onto the host; hopefully someone can fork it and pick that up :)

Meanwhile, a DMG is probably a good idea; it should be by someone who can notarize it though


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:42 pm 
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The copy I have, version 1.0.0b and working in Catalina, was build in 2013. I now also found it, same build, as it was probably offered at the time by sentient06 on a DMG, nicely done with the Application folder alias.

It is certainly useful for creating disk image files for use with the Mac emulators.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 12:33 am 
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Hi,

i have a problem with the Basilisk II GUI
I can not choose a file when i want to add a file to the Volumes List.
They all greyed out.

What can i do ?

Thanks a lot for help.

Chris


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 7:19 am 
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Only disk image files should be added to the volumes list. This GUI will allow adding files that have a known disk image file extension. Extensions .dmg .img .dsk .iso .cdr .toast will work, maybe more.


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 10:44 am 
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Thanks for your message.

I solved the problem.

Thanks a lot.

Chris


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:33 am 
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What other disk formats should I add to the GUI?

May as well update that if I add the new icon.

Cheers

Edit: currently accepts the following:

["img", "dmg", "dsk", "image", "cdr", "iso", "toast", "sparsebundle", "sparse"]


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:05 am 
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dc42, hfv, hvf, hfs, ndif

Most of those extensions are rarely used... but why not?


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