Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> writes:
As far as I know, none of the Toast-supported file formats (ISO-9660,
HFS, HFS+ or Joliet) support symbolic links. So the corruption you
describe may be inevitable.
I'm pretty sure the Rock Ridge extensions to ISO-9660 support
symbolic links. Some of my RedHat Linux CDs have symbolic links on
them (more specifically, I found two links on the doentation CD
for RedHat 9, and a lot of links on the boot CD for RH 5.2.) As far
as I know, these CDs use both Joliet and Rock Ridge extensions.
Unfortunately, Toast will not generate Rock Rdige extensions. Which
means you have to be a bit sneakier. According to the Toast manual,
you can run "mkisofs" (which Apple does not provide) to create a
CD-ROM image file that has Rock Ridge extensions. You can then use
Toast to burn that image.
(If you go this route, be sure to tell mkisofs to use Joliet
extensions as well as Rock Ridge, otherwise Windows boxes won't see
long filenames. Fortunately, this is easy. Just use both the "-R"
and "-J" options when running mkisofs.)
Fortunately, this is a cheap test to perform. You can generate the
image file and mount it without actually burning a CD. If the image
file has a ".iso" extension, a simple double-click from the Finder
will mount it.
Can't help here. I don't know if Toast 6 supports Rock Ridge (I
haven't bothered learning much about 6, since my copy of 5.2 works
well enough for my purposes). If it doesn't, then I don't think it
will help with your problem.