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How do I make a bootable CD for my Mac using Toast?

This information applies to Toast 4.x Deluxe and Toast 5.x Titanium, on Mac OS 8.6 and Mac OS 9.X

In the process of making a bootable CD there are a few things to keep in mind.

1) You must be booted off of a MacOS System Folder that is at least the same if not newer than the MacOS System Folder you are trying to put on the bootable CD.

2) Some Control Panels and Extensions cant be used on a locked volume (CD). A good rule of thumb is to limit the System Folder to only the required items. A good example would be a bootable CD made by Apple.

3) Make sure you have the latest Toast update from our web page.

http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_support/software_updates.jhtml

There are three different ways to make a bootable CD.

The first method is

1) Launch Toast.

2) Insert a MacOS system disc from Apple into your internal CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.

3) Choose Mac Volume from the Format menu.

Note: In Toast 5 Titanium you can access the Mac Volume format from the button labled “Other” in the main Toast window.

4) In the main Toast window click on the Select (or Data) button.

5) In the window that appears select the MacOS system disc you had inserted previously.

6) Click the checkbox next to Bootable and then click OK.

7) In the main Toast window click Write CD, then insert a blank CD-R. Finally click Write Disc in the .

The second method is

(This method requires enough hard drive space to store a disc image)

1) Launch Toast.

2) Choose Create Temporary Partition from the Utilities menu.

3) In the dialog box that appears, type in the name you want the bootable disc to be labeled and click OK

4) You will notice there is now a volume mounted on your desktop.

5) Drag a valid System Folder into this new volume, keeping in mind the first two issues mentioned at the top of this article.You can also add any other data that you want to be on your bootable CD.

Note: It may be a good idea to do a test burn using only a System folder from an Apple Bootable CD.Then once you have confirmed you are using the correct process, you can add data and burn a new disk with all of you files on it.

6) Choose Mac Volume from the Format menu. In Toast 5 Titanium you can access the Mac Volume format from the button labled “Other” in the main Toast window.

7) In the main Toast window click on the Data button.

8) In the window that appears select that new volume that you had created in Steps 2 and 3.

9) Click the checkbox next to Bootable and then click OK.

10) In the main Toast window click Write CD… , insert a blank CD-R and then in the next dialog box that appears click Write Disc.

The Third Method is:

Note: This method is only supported in Toast 5 Titanium, and only in Mac OS 8.6 and 9.X.

1) Choose the data format from the buttons at the top of the Toast window.

2) Make sure that the type of Data CD that is chosen is Mac OS CD (Mac OS Extended CD will not work).

3) Keeping in mind the points from the top of this article, drag and drop a blessed system folder into the Toast window.

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