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 limitations 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.
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.
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