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 distribution now contains all files required by DiskImageGui. They were gathered from the below archives, where only the most essential file(s) from each archive is included there. For more stuff, just download the following:
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 (basically the ability of making a list over all mounted virtual drives). Furthermore, DiskImageCtrl will only work with diskimage.device 37.7 or lower!.
New in version 1.7
• Added support for CDFileSystem to be used for mounting ISO images. The reason for this is the much improved version included in AmigaOS 3.1.4
• The functionality for generating ISO mountfiles has been optimized.
• Better support for ADZ & DMS files. This requires the xadmaster system, which will be used for converting them to ADF files before mounting.
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