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Macintosh Utilities Disk (Performa SSW 7.1P4)

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Macintosh-Utilities-71P4.sit (986.10 KB)
MD5: e16cdac89dce08e189d6e80a6437bcb4
For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Basilisk II,

This is a Performa (Disk Tools) Utilities disk at version 7.1P4. It's a bit of an oddity, because Apple officially skipped from 7.1P3 to 7.1P5 for official Performa installations, but the restore disk came in at 7.1P4.

Mounted Name: Utilities
Date: 1993
Version: 7.1P4
Part Number: 690-0989-A

Labelled "Utilities" it is = to the "Disk Tools" floppy of standard Macintosh install disks of the same period.

Architecture: 68k

Performa 450 through 600 computers, Basilisk II with Quadra/Performa ROM.

Best used with actual hardware. Macintosh emulators do not emulate hard drives to a degree acceptable by the "Apple Restore" program (see pic #4 above).

Screenshot #5 is of a full installed version desktop and does not represent the current contents of what's here, at present.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, February 28 - 10:31pm

@adespoton: Thanks and for the cdbvs link.

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by adespoton - 2018, February 27 - 8:58pm

That's for Macintosh Performa 410 & 430.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, February 26 - 6:31am

@adespoton: Thanks for addition. It would be doubly fine to get the full P4 install set - just because there isn't an official one, if it does exist. So hopefully it will surface, one day.

Of the included System Enablers; The only one I don't recognize the model it is intended for is 316. This is also included on the P5 & P6 Utilities disks. Any idea on what Enabler 316 is for?

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by adespoton - 2018, February 26 - 6:09am

Something must have gone wrong when I did a zip compress on OS X; my original tested 7zip archive wasn't uploading. Your re-upload looks fine though Smile

Interesting that yours identifies as "Disk Image" to me instead of "NDIF Image" though. Seems to have the same contents....

I stumbled across this while hunting down P3 (and finding the P4 Utilities disk instead). No backup data, unfortunately.

What makes this really curious is that AFAIK, Apple never officially released P4 for a specific Performa, so I'm not sure what the provenance is here.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, February 26 - 5:50am

I've replaced what was here with a copy suitable for mounting in emulators and actual hardware. It is the Performa equivalent to the standard "Disk Tools" floppy, only. I've updated the title and description to clarify this.

If adespoton is intending on adding the full install set at some stage then the description can be updated again.

It boots up Basilisk II (build 142) OK as you can set that to emulating specific Performa models. I had it running as a Performa 600 and a Performa 450. But there is not much use in running it as the restore software is (a) missing the full restore floppy disks and (b) Hard drives are not emulated sufficiently correct as to fool the restore program (see screenshots above).

The System Enablers located in the System Folder are the same as whats included with 7.1P5 and 7.1P6 and the full install sets for those versions are here.

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by MacTouch - 2018, February 25 - 6:26pm

Yep. I have no doubt he will do if he can. Smile

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by 24bit - 2018, February 25 - 3:35pm

Same here MacTouch. The image is not expandable to something usable on my side either.
There seems to be a hidden OSX file included, which usually tells a file was "processed" by macOS.
Sure enough adespoton can upload an untouched disk image if he finds the time.

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by MacTouch - 2018, February 24 - 3:03pm

Looks like this image is not working, even with BII. When I look inside, I see only files system (Finder, System & System Enablers)... Sad