Re: doc on CD-ROM

Subject: Re: doc on CD-ROM
From: Dan Brinegar <vr2link -at- VR2LINK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 00:07:14 -0700

On Tue, 12 May 1998 13:01:49 -0700 Janet Valade <janetv -at- MAIL -dot- SYSTECH -dot- COM>

>We are looking to distribute our stuff on CD-ROM.

>Does anyone know if we can write all these different types of files onto the
>same CD? If so, how would I do that?

_Toast_ for Mac, and _Easy CD Creator_ for PC; both from Adaptec can write
Mac-format; hybrid Mac/ISO9660 format, or all ISO9660 (and the other one
for Win32 *only* but I don't have it installed on the PC right now, so I
can't think of the name of it)-- just choose the format you want in the
FORMAT menu before ya burn the CD.... _Toast_ on the Mac is smart enough
to handle all three without a hiccup -- I just choose Mac/ISO Hybrid and
drag & drop the file distributions I want into their respective drop boxes.

If you do a *hybrid* you can put seperate distibutions on one CD: one for
Mac, and one for PC & UN*X, and only the distribution for the particular
platform the customers are using will show up...

If you do it all on ISO9660, all three will see one distribution with all
the files for all platforms: except for executables, they'll all be
readable across platforms. The trick to this method is putting the common
files in one directory and the executables for the different platforms in
different directories on the CD -- and getting the filenames right between
DOS-standard and UN*X standard!

Hope that helps...

Performance S u p p o r t Svcs.
Phoenix, Arizona

"This is not a fat guy in a wheelchair;
it's a new telecommuter saving tons on auto insurance."

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