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Howto make a dual boot cd

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a dual boot cd out of 2 bootable disc images. I've burned the on 1 cd and they're mounted fine. When running startup disc, the are both listed as valid boot volumes, but I can only boot from the volume that was burned first. When booting with the boot loader, only the first volume is listed.
i'm using:
PowerBook G4 (1GHz)
Mac OS X 10.3
Toast 6

Any suggestions?

Schipmolder
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by:weed
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What other OS are you trying to boot? Which one was burned first and how did you burn one without the other? Burn them at the same time.
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Hi weed,
Both images contain a customised Mac OS X (Panther). I burned the first image with toast 6 on a cd-r without closing the disc and then I burned the second images immediately after closing the disc.
How whould you burn them at the same time?
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Ah there ya go. You cant have two OS X installations on the same partition. If it were OS X and OS 9, no problem. But OS X is different.
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OK, Thanks so far, but last night I've tried to do it with an OS 9 and an OS X partition and again it will only boot for the first burned image. Even when the startupdisk recognises both...

Any suggestions?
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by:weed
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Instead of burning one session, then burning another session, make a disk image and organize the OS X and OS 9 installs into the same partition/session. Just the way it is on your HD. Then burn the disk image.
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That way I can probably only change the system taht will boot of cd by the startupdisc, right? If so, what I'm trying to do is make 1 cd with 2 volumes that both will appear in the bootloader, similar to a rescue disc that you use when your normal HDD system won't boot anymore.
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Yep. Though if you can boot off either volume you can use the startup disk to change to the other volume.
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