Re: doc on CD-ROM

Subject: Re: doc on CD-ROM
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- BEST -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 13:35:18 -0700

At 1:01 PM -0700 5/12/98, Janet Valade wrote:
>One vendor HyCD states that you can put PC, UNIX, and Mac files
>together on one CD, but I can't seem to understand how to do this, and
>neither could he.

My experience is with hybrid Mac/PC CD-ROMs, and yes, it is possible to do
this. One creates partitions on the CD for each format (so for a Mac/PC
CD-ROM, you'd make one HFS partition and one ISO-9600 partition). The Mac
files go into the HFS partition, the Windows files into the ISO-9600
partition. The CD-ROM driver on the end-user's computer scans the CD and
loads the proper, compatible partition for that computer.

I don't know how this works for UNIX hybrids, but I assume the general idea
is similar.

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- best -dot- com
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