--+ Introduction +--
ImageMount is a requester driven script which allows you to mount ADF, ISO and
HDF image files in a really easy way with only a few mouse clicks, and you can
then treat the virtual devices like any other storage device (copy, delete,
rename files etc.). It works on any Amiga with KS 2.04 or higher, but requires
minimum version 38.21 of the Mount command (included in WB2.1). ImageMount
uses filedisk.device for mounting virtual devices.
Unlike with similar type of solutions, there are no sort of "change disk" or
"eject disk" kind of functionality involved, the mounted virtual drives will
remain mounted until the Amiga is rebooted. When it comes to the amount of
image files that can be mounted at any given time, there really are no limit-
ations other than the currently free RAM available. ImageMount also handles
the mount files as well, where the script generates temporary mount files on
the fly (in T:), which are then used for mounting the image files.
One important thing to have in mind regarding HDF image files, is that they
must have been made by using the defaults in WinUAE, this means a block size
of 512 and a BlocksPerTrack value of 32.
When compared to other alternatives, ImageMount is a much more simpler and
less advanced solution, but the advantages is that it works on 68000 CPU
Amigas, and that the required files are much more smaller in size.
--+ Requirements +--
Any Amiga with Kickstart 2.04 or higher.
For ISO image support: You will need to have either the AmiCDFS or CacheCDFS
filesystem installed on your Amiga. The former can be found on Aminet under
disk/cdrom/amicdfs240.lha, and the latter is included in both AmigaOS3.9 and
the disk/misc/IDEfix97.lha package.
For Workbench 2.x support: Unless you already have them installed, you will
need the RequestChoice and RequestFile commands in C: on your Amiga. Several
third-party variants of them can be found on Aminet.
For Workbench 2.0 support: You will need minimum version 38.21 of the Mount
command, since it will not work with version 37.x. A workaround is possible
by having Mount 38.21 installed in C: under the name Mount21. Under WB2.0,
ImageMount will look for this file, and prefer to use it if it's found.
--+ Installation +--
This is really simple! Just copy filedisk.device to the Devs drawer on your
system partition, and the ImageMount script to wherever you like.
--+ Background info +--
The ImageMount script is something that originally was created for my Amiga911
Maker project, but I decided to release it as a seperate distribution as well.
This in case somebody will find it useful. The included version of ImageMount
has been slightly modified in order to make it somewhat more generic.
More info about the Amiga911 Maker project, and the various boot disks + packs
that can be created with it can be found at: www.amiga911maker.site11.com
In addition, there is also my other site at: www.rhz1.com