DiskImage is a concept that allows the user to mount any disk image file as a DOS device. But with the included DiskImageGui script, this is limited to ADF floppy images, ISO CD-ROM images and HDF harddisk images only. When a virtual device is mounted, and a image file is "inserted", the user will be able to copy files from/to the image, and it may also be possible to delete files from the image as well. Basically, almost everything that can be done with real devices can also be done with the virtual devices too.
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.
DiskImageGui is a requester driven script, which controls the DiskImageCtrl executable for easily inserting and ejecting image files. DiskImageGui also handles the mount files as well, so if the virtual device has not yet been mounted, the script will first generate a temporary mount file on the fly (in T:), and then it will use this file for actually mounting the device. Please note that by default, none of the virtual devices are mounted at startup.
Some might say that this solution doesn't really use the full potential of DiskImage, but if support for ADF, ISO and HDF image files is all you need, it may just be the right one for you.
Amiga with Kickstart 2.04 and 68020 CPU as minimum.
The disk/misc/diskimage.lha archive on Aminet.
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.
Please note! Only Thore Böckelmann's original version of diskimage.device is supported. Fredrik Wikstrom's OS3.x port from OS4 is NOT supported! The reason for this is because it lacks some functionality needed by DiskImageGui script.
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