[P1] Using a CD on the desktop

J.C. Webber III jcw at kingoblio.com
Tue May 18 23:01:05 PDT 2004

Brian Pearce wrote:
> > I would like to take some proprietary CD's that normally require me to 
> > install user software and then have the cd in the drive, to copy them 
> > on the hard drive and have them run directly from my iBook without 
> > having the cd in the drive. Does anyone know how that could be done?
> I think the best way to do this would be to create a Disk Image of the 
> CD (using Disk Utility), and mount the CD from that image, instead. 
> (The only caveat is that you'd need enough free space to recreate the 
> CD.)

I don't get it.  I've tried this (once) and couldn't get it to work.
I created a disk image and them I mounted it.  Then I tried running
the application.  It still complained about the missing CD.

So, the question is, exactly how do you 'mount the CD from that image'
so that it looks like the CD is mounted from the CDROM drive?

J.C. Webber III
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