10/06/2019: How to copy 32meg Disk Images to a Compact Flash card? Watch and Learn!

I've created this video to help anyone and everyone with a Micro Drive TurboMicro DriveCFFA1 & 2 or Focus drive controller in getting What is the Apple IIGS? 32meg disk images over to preformatted 32meg ProDOS partitions on CF cards cards – the quickest way you can be up and running with as much hard drive installable software as possible.

 


CiderPress in action


The video is basically demonstrating replacing the contents of the second partition with the newer contents of the disk image. The second part of the video shows you how from a ProDOS partition on the CF card, you can create a disk image from it.

This was done on a 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.13.6 with VMWare Fusion 8.5.10 (which is rather old) running Windows XP and CiderPress v4.0.1 as the necessary utility with an external USB based compact flash card reader device (a generic cheap one - QPix All-in-1 Card Reader). This DOES NOT work if you're using the WINE bottled version of CiderPress. You have to run it in a VM, or boot from BootCamp. Of course, if you're running Windows natively, it'll work for that too, but you'd want to be running a more secure versionthan XP ;-)

This method is NOT necessary for a CFFA3000 - you simply copy the disk images to CF or USB storage and mount them on the fly on the IIGS via the CFFA3K control panel.