Back to Home Page   02/05/01 rev 04/28/02
Note: The instructions on this web page are not included on the SuperBooter75 disk.

SuperBooter75 is a 1.4 MB boot floppy intended for SCSI hard drive:
•Low level formatting (erasure).
•Installing Apple's version 7.3.5 driver.

Download SuperBooter75 disk image from
here (requires Disk Copy 4.2 or higher),
or here (requires Disk Copy 6.x),
or make your own SuperBooter75 floppy using software download links provided below.

Hardware Requirements:
•Any Mac that can run System 7.5 without an Enabler. Jump to List.
 •1.4 MB floppy drive.
 •4 MB of RAM minimum.
Disk contents:
System Folder
 1. System 7.5 suitcase................853 KB
 Extensions Folder
   2. CD-Sunrise v2.2c extension........19 KB
 3. Finder, MiniSubstitute 1.7.1 (FAT)..18 KB...Deleted PICT #128
 4. AppDisk 1.6.1.......................37 KB...Deleted PICT #1000
 5. Apple Disk First Aid 7.2.2..........55 KB
 6. Disk Rejuvenator 1.0................16 KB
 7. HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched).........88 KB
 8. MicroNet Utility7.2.7r.sea.........196 KB...Deleted PICT #4001,4003,4014,4015,4100
 9. NoFinder 1.0b3......................10 KB
10. System Picker 1.1a3.................24 KB...Deleted PICT #130
11. (free space)........................91 KB

Disinfectant 3.7.1 and Virex 5.9.1 show no virus on the disk.
Software Downloads & Notes: ResEdit 2.1.3 is used to delete selected PICT resources.

1. System 7.5 suitcase is from System 7.5 Disk Tools.

2. CD-Sunrise v2.2c extension mounts Apple and 3rd party CD_ROM drives.

3. MiniSubstitute 1.7.1 (FAT) is a freeware minifinder with limited capabilities.
  It can launch applications.
  It cannot open control panels after boot, but extensions and control panels will load during boot.

4. AppDisk 1.6.1 is a RAM disk application.
  It is used to provide extra non-hard-drive memory space for expansion of the MicroNet Utility727r.sea file.

5. Apple Disk First Aid 7.2.2 is a utility which verifies and repairs the directory
  structure of any Hierarchial File System (HFS) based storage volume.
  Version 7.2.2 supports volumes larger than 4 gigabytes.

6. Disk Rejuvenator 1.0 fixes the problem where hard disks become inaccessible from the
  standard "Open" dialogs, or their custom icons disappear.

7. HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched) formats most SCSI hard drives.
  Made by patching Apple_HD_SC_Setup_7.3.5 with Apple-hd-sc-setup-735-patch.

8. MicroNet Utility 7.2.7r is a reduced size version of MicroNet Utility 7.2.7
   MicroNet Utility7.2.7r.sea is a self expanding file that must be expanded (642 KB) into the AppDisk RAM disk.
   The MicroNet Utility7.2.7r.sea file is made as follows:
   • Download MicroNet Utility 7.2.7, decode and unstuff the file.
   • Use ResEdit 2.1.3 to delete the PICT #4001,4003,4014,4015, and 4100 resources.
   • Make a self expanding archive of the file using DropStuff 4.
9. NoFinder 1.0b3 is an application that can launch the hard drives's big Finder, but
  not Finders from System 6.x nor Systems 8.0 and above.
  Desktop rebuilds can be done by holding COMMAND OPTION when launching the hard drive's big Finder.

10. System Picker 1.1a3 can select any System Folder on any mounted volume to
   be the next boot system.

11. Free space increases to 527 KB if everything except System and Finder is deleted.

[1] Boot from SuperBooter75 floppy.

[2] Try UPDATE in HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched). If that doesn't work, then try:

[1] Try INITIALIZE in HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched). If that doesn't work, QUIT, then:

[2] Launch MicroNet Utility. (See "HOW TO LAUNCH MICRONET UTILITY 7.2.7" below)
  In MicroNet Utility, click on hard drive's icon.
  If a warning dialog appears, then click OK.
  Click Format command in MicroNet Utility 7.2.7. Click OK.
  Wait for completion of formatting.
  Reboot from SuperBooter75 floppy. (THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP!)
  INITIALIZE with HD SC Setup 7.3.5 (patched).

[1] Quit all applications.

[2] In MiniFinder menu select Open.....
  Click on Desktop.
  Doubleclick on SuperBooter75.
  Doubleclick on AppDisk 1.6.1. (That places a 1,024K RAM disk in computer's RAM.)

[3] In MiniFinder menu select Open.....
  Doubleclick on MicroNetUtility727r.sea
  Click Continue.
  In the pop-up menu click Desktop.
  In the pop-up menu double click on AppDisk 1.6.1.
  Click SAVE. After unstuffing is done, click Quit.

[4] In MiniFinder menu select Open.....
  In the pop-up menu click Desktop.
  Double click on AppDisk 1.6.1.
  Double click on MicroNet Utility.
[1] The System software from SuperBooter75 floppy may not work if it's copied to hard drive!
[2] A better way is to copy Apple's Network Access Disk 7.5.
Apple Disk_First_Aid_7.2.2

Apple HD SC Setup 7.3.5

Apple's Network Access Disk 7.5

System 7.1 through Mac OS 7.6: Compatibility With Macintosh Computers

The floppy has been tested on Macintoshs SE/30, IIx, IIfx, IIci, PB165, and 6100/60AV.

Macs that can run System 7.5 without an Enabler.

SE(FDHD), SE/30, Classic, Classic II, Color Classic, Color Classic II.

II(FDHD), IIx, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, IIsi, IIvi, IIvx.

LC, LC II, LC III, LCIII+, LC 475, LC 520, LC 550, LC 575, LC 580, LC 630.

Centris 610, 650, 660AV.

Quadra 605, 610, 630, 650, 660AV, 700, 800, 840AV, 900, 950.

Performa 200, 250, 275, 400-430, 450, 460, 475/476, 520, 550/560, 575, 580/588, 600, 630-638, 640DOS.

Portable, PowerBook 100, 140, 145, 145B, 170, 160, 165c, 180, 180c, 520, 520c, 540, 540c.

PowerBook Duo 210, 230, 250, 270c, 280, 280c.

PowerMac 6100/60, 7100/66, 8100/80.

Workgroup Server 60, 80, 6150/60, 8150/80.

This page copyright © 2001-2003 by Gamba. All rights reserved.