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Old 24 December 2010, 17:53   #1
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Best tool for burning data CD's?

I have a complete A500+ setup consisting of:

*A500+ with 2mb chip RAM and Kickstart 2.04 ROM.
*GVP HD8+ with 2gb SCSI HDD and 4mb fast RAM (WB 3.1 installed).
*SCSI CDROM plugged into the back of the GVP HD8+.
*Extra external floppy drive .

Now i need to copy a load of WHDLoad slaves from my PC to my A500+ using CD's but don't know where to start! Can i burn a data CD using any Windows compatible CD burning software such as Nero etc..? Or will the Amiga not read it?

Any help is appreciated, cheers
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Old 24 December 2010, 17:59   #2
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Sure, Nero or any other software is fine.
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Old 24 December 2010, 18:49   #3
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imgburn is great and free

http://www.imgburn.com/
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Old 24 December 2010, 20:36   #4
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So any Amiga files i burn to CD using my PC can be read on my A500+? I was reading something about file extensions being changed from .info to .nfo and something about Rockridge? Also what about long file names etc..?

I will give it a go using imgburn and see what happens, cheers
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The problem is that the filesystem supplied with WB3.1 is a bit rubbish with long file names - unless the CD is burned with amiga Rockridge extensions all the filenames are truncated to 8.3 which is rubbish.

Probably the easiest way to transfer whdload packs like this is to bundle them up into zip archives of about 650MB or so each, then burn them to a cd-r using imgburn and set the filesystem to ISO9660. So you have one huge zip file the size of a cd on your cd. The big zip file will have its filename truncated to 8.3 on the cd.

Simply unzip it again on the amiga side. All the long filenames inside the zip file are preserved.
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Old 25 December 2010, 01:51   #6
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I find StarBurn works very good and it's free. I tried about 10 free and commercial programs and this was the best IMHO.
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Old 25 December 2010, 15:41   #7
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The problem is that the filesystem supplied with WB3.1 is a bit rubbish with long file names - unless the CD is burned with amiga Rockridge extensions all the filenames are truncated to 8.3 which is rubbish.

Probably the easiest way to transfer whdload packs like this is to bundle them up into zip archives of about 650MB or so each, then burn them to a cd-r using imgburn and set the filesystem to ISO9660. So you have one huge zip file the size of a cd on your cd. The big zip file will have its filename truncated to 8.3 on the cd.

Simply unzip it again on the amiga side. All the long filenames inside the zip file are preserved.
I guess this is going to be very time consuming on an A500+
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Old 25 December 2010, 15:51   #8
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To get the best compatibility with all Amiga CD file systems I would set up WinUAE with Workbench and use MakeCD to burn Amiga CDs. This way you can make CDs with long files names and mixed case characters and most Amiga file systems can read them. To keep Amiga file attributes, you should even unpack the WHDLoad archives inside WinUAE and not with Windows programs.
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