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  • #16
    Re: Burning Mac/PC Hybrid Discs using Toast

    I recently wrote a how to on the subject...hope it helps.

    Process for creating a Mac/PC hybrid disc

    Note: Mac/PC hybrid must be assembled on a Mac

    1) Put all Mac and PC files on the desktop by dragging them from their respective sources

    2) Open Toast (burning software)

    3) Go to "Utilities"

    4) Select "Create Temporary Partition"

    5) When the window opens, type in a name such as "BVB CDrom"

    6) For size, put in "650"

    7) For "ON", select a drive on your Mac that has enough room (650 MB)

    8) Click "OK"

    9) Now there should be a new icon on the desktop labeled "BVB CDrom"

    10) Drag all the Mac files that you placed onto the desktop into "BVB CDrom"

    11) Click on "Select Mac" that will open a new window

    12) In the new window, select "BVB CDrom"

    13) Put a checkmark in the "Auto Start" box and a new window will open.

    14) In the new window, select the Mac's application (.exe file) and click "Open"

    15) Click "OK"

    16) Click on "Select ISO" and a new window will appear

    17) Click and drag all the PC files onto the new window in any order and click "Done" (Toast will automatically rearrange the files)

    18) Insert a blank CDR and select "Record"

    19) A new window will pop up asking you what speed you want to burn at. Select 2X then select "Write Disc"

    That's it!


    • #17
      Re: Burning Mac/PC Hybrid Discs using Toast

      You make it sound so simple.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

      Now... for something Mac-platform to burn......................




      • #18
        Re: CD for MAC platform?

        Read the fine print on the Nero screen, and you'll see that you need to have a SCSI HFS (Mac formatted) hard drive connected to your Windows box to make it work. First you gotta get that partition to be recognized by your Windows machine. Third party software time! And then, SCSI? Why not FireWire or something a little more common, heck even USB should be supported. SCSI disks are not often portable like that.

        Next, you have to realize that HFS is limited to 2 GB file size. Not too bad unless you are working with digital video source files (like I do every day), then it's a major problem. You really want an HFS+ disk, because no one who is using a Mac OS 9 or later has any HFS formatted disks anyway. Nero won't do HFS+, apparently.

        Ahead gave it a shot, but for cross-platform, Macs still rule.
        Eric Darling
        eThree Media