RE: Multi-OS CD Burning Software

Subject: RE: Multi-OS CD Burning Software
From: "Spreadbury, David" <david -dot- spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 07:50:05 -0500

The Windows port of MakeISO, a UNIX-based utility that has been around
for a very long time, and it is free.

You can create CDs for just about any platform from your PC. We create
CDs with PDFs, accessed mostly from Windows-based systems, and CDs
containing executables and online help, that is installed on UNIX
systems. You create an ISO image of the source directories/files. Then
use Easy-CD Creator or Nero to burn the ISOimage to the CD. When your
users open the CD, it looks exactly like the source.

If you search for mkisofs (original name of the utility) you should find
about 150 hits.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-195991 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of CB
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 7:21 AM
Subject: Multi-OS CD Burning Software

We have a need to burn a single CD that can be read on multiple
operating systems. Currently we use a product that is from a company
that is defunct, HY-CD. The way the product is installed locks it into
that particular PC, and no other machine. There is no support, no
updates, so if we end up with a problem with the PC or software, we
could be trouble.

We currently produce a CD that is a compilation of PDFs and software
bits, and it can be read by PCs and can be mounted in Unix.

We would like to find a newer product that can produce an image to burn
a CD for Unix, Windows, and Linux that is aimed for low volume
production of around 200 CDs per year.

Anyone out there know of such a product?

This is much different from the normal CD burning capability of that
drive you get from the factory that is used to burn music CDs or DVDs.
We've tried.

It's not the burning, it's the creation of the image to be burned that's
the challenge.

CB - who is taking over this process and isn't tuned in to the niggy
gritty details, yet, so while I know this much, I'm sure there are other
pecularities involved

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