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Disk Copy can manage Toast PC ISO images Apps
I was told it was not possible to make a Disk Copy ".dmg" file from a Toast PC ISO image by using "New Image from device" on a mounted Toast image. So I decided to try it.

I saved it the image as "DVD-CD Master" and got a file named "filename".cdr.dmg. I launched this file (without mounting) in Virtual PC (in window, not full screen, mode), and it mounts as a CD in VPC. This is the same as the ".img" files did in OS 9.

I also can burn this cdr.dmg file if I select it from Toast, navigating from the "Select" button in "Disc Image" burn mode. Has anyone experimented with other Toast and Disk Copy compatibilities?

[Editor's note: I don't use Toast, so I can't comment, but I thought others may find this interesting.]
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Authored by: eo on Jun 15, '02 12:13:15PM

Why convert a Toast PC ISO image to a Disk Copy DVD/CD master image? DVD/CD master is the same as Toast format and Toast can read either one. Virtual PC can mount a Toast PC ISO without problems. Why mount the image before converting with Disk Copy? None of this makes sense.



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Save in Toast, Open in Disk Copy
Authored by: datawrangler on Jun 15, '02 04:48:52PM
If this isn't common knowlege already, it ought to be. If you save a disk image in Toast and give it a filename suffix of .toast Disk Copy will recognize the file and open it without any fuss.

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Save in Toast, Open in Disk Copy
Authored by: kato on Dec 11, '02 02:02:02PM

If you've downloaded a .toast image file, you can burn a copy even if you don't own Toast. You can just choose "burn image" from Disk Copy...

In OS9, Disk Copy did not recognize toast images. Somewhere between then and 10.2, that was changed which could explain the original poster's convoluted methods of burning. At one time, it was necessary. And Disk Copy's new functionality was kept a secret apparantly...



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.cdr.dmg = .iso
Authored by: drsmithy on Jun 16, '02 05:45:14PM

I don't know about Toast images, but a "create image from device" that you save as a "CD/DVD Master" is just a standard ISO 9660 format disk image. You can mount it with anything that mounts such images (disk copy, using a loopback device under Linux & FreeBSD, accessing it via WinImage on Windows, etc).



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