Burning a CD for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X? How?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Tom M. Riddle, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. Tom M. Riddle macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2007

    I've just developed an app that runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, thanks to REALbasic.
    How can I burn them all on a CD, so that when a Windows User inserts the CD, only the Windows Version is displayed, when a Linux User inserts the CD, the Linux Version is displayed, and when a Mac OS X User inserts the CD, the Mac OS X Version is displayed.
    Is that possible? How?

  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Not sure its possible, since Linux/MacOS can read NTFS and FAT32, meaning you would see the Windows version.

    Why not just create three folders at the root of the drive. Add an autorun.inf file for Windows users, and a well written README for the rest.
  3. Tom M. Riddle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2007
    Dear kingjr3, Thank you for your answer.

    Linux can read Mac OS X formats, too.

    I will have to do that if nothing else is possible

    I just checked out Toast (Hybrid Custom CD) and its exactly what I need.
    It can burn a Hybrid Mac/PC disk, where you can select which file appears on which platform, or both.
    But unfortunately Linux is neglected.

    I just tried out something else:
    I burned a only Mac CD with Toast, but as a session CD.
    Then I burned another session with Windows, obviously only Windows format.
    And it works!!!
    The Windows Part is displayed only in Windows
    The Mac Part is displayed only in Mac OS X
    Now I'm trying to include Linux as well,
    but I did not find a proper burning solution for Linux yet.
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    I don't think you'll be able to do exactly what you're describing because Linux can read standard PC CD formats. What I typically see done in this case, and what I recommend for you to do, is to put the Linux binary on the PC side in Toast along with the Windows binary. Windows users will see both the Windows and the Linux executables, and Mac OS users will see the Mac OS executable.

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