I use Linux Bassilisk II I setup unix path but how I can read file from it? It not appear in my desktop

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My system is in .sit file, how I can read file?

  • Which version of Basilisk II are you using? Feb 18, 2021 at 19:36
  • To get in ahead of the potential issue that Basilisk issues are not retrocomputing issues: Basilisk II hasn't been substantially updated in at least 15 years, having seen only very broad maintenance in that period. I say this for the purpose of fair evaluation; it may or may not be persuasive.
    – Tommy
    Feb 18, 2021 at 20:05
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    @Tommy, but since it's not updated, makes it ideal candidate for Retrocomputing. A retro emulator for a retro system :)
    – Krackout
    Feb 18, 2021 at 20:20
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    @Tommy Just because something isn't updated for a while doesn't make it retro. Just Microsoft :))
    – Raffzahn
    Feb 18, 2021 at 20:29
  • There are forks which are still updated, including at least one which has dropped support for directory-sharing (hence my comment above). Feb 19, 2021 at 17:25

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In my ~/.basilisk_ii_prefs file I have this line:

extfs /home/user/BasiliskShared

Which shares the BasiliskShared directory to Basilisk/Classic Mac OS. You'll see a Unix icon on the Mac desktop.

Tested with System Software 7.5.5 and Mac OS 8.1. Host system, Debian Linux, Buster.

After OP's comment, it seems that System 7 or 7.0.1 on Basilisk cannot provide a shared folder between host and emulated system.

  • I wrote before. I setup it but not work
    – 0x3
    Feb 20, 2021 at 16:29
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    It could be due to your System Software version, you use 7 or 7.0.1. Try 7.5.5 if possible.
    – Krackout
    Feb 20, 2021 at 16:30
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    yes, you are right. thanks. Please wrote answer here
    – 0x3
    Feb 22, 2021 at 15:09

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