Mounting ISO/DMG on boot or from a dock icon?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by balamw, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I've got a couple of ISO images on my iMac for games that the kids enjoy to play so they don't have to locate and insert the disc. Plus this way they get slightly better performance and put less wear & tear on the drive...

    When I leave the images mounted, they can just click on the games' icon in the dock and play the game. The problem arises when the machine has been rebooted (such as booting back to OS X from an update) they can't get their games.

    Anyone have any tips on how to either have the images mount automatically on boot or maybe better still only when they launch the game from the dock?

    On the PC the iMac replaced, I was using Alcohol 52% to manage the images and used simple CMD batch scripts to mount the appropriate image into the virtual CD drive and launch the game.

  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    Use Applescripts or shell scripts to do the same thing.

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