1540 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2009 7:52 PM by BDAqua
Hello. I wonder- can you tell me, step-by-step, what you do from putting the disk in, all the way through? See- When I put a disk in, it tells me blank disk shall I open finder? I click yes.
Then I open a window in finder... (fnder>file>new finder window) This shows everything...
I also open a second window.... one window I click on the disk (used to ask to name it on loading, now it asks when burning) Anyway.... If what I want burned is on my desktop, I open the other window to desktop. In the disk window- I then go to File (toolbar) and click new folder- which I name... pics or things I have written and kept on desktop.... so, when the folders I am going to use are entered in the disk's window, I now go to the other finder window, highlight the things I will put in that folder that is open in the disk... once higlighted, I click, hold, and drag those highlighted things to the folder in the disk. Next, the pics folder is highlighted, and I go to the other window and highlight the pics I want moved (or do individually)....once all I want in the disk is there, I click on the Burn emblem, and it asks what speed it should burn, and I check fast, and it burns.... Later I come back and confirm the info on the disk is there, pull it out, mark its name and file it...
To make a copy of your Install/Restore disc try the procedure I have posted below.
Insert the DVD/CD that you wish to copy.
Open Disk Utility, from the Utilities folder.
From the list on the left side of the window, select the original DVD/CD that you wish to copy.
From the DU contextual File menu, select New: Disk Image from Disk....
Name the disk image and choose Image Format: DVD/CD Master.
Save to the Desktop.
When the Disk Image is finished, you can eject the original CD/DVD.
Back in Disk Utility, from the list on the left side of the window, select the new Disk Image, this may be a .cdr or a .dmg.
From the Images contextual menu, select Burn.
Insert a new blank CD or DVD, and click Burn.
That's exactly what I do, and all goes well ... until it displays "preparing to burn" ...
At that point, +every single time since 2003+, an error is displayed.
What the heck, I'll ask a friend to copy my disk with his Windows box. Humiliation galore, of course, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
Hey...Um, try it my way once. I never had any idea you can do it from disk utility (though, on reflection, the name seems to imply it,eh?)...My way has never given me troubles... DVD with my first innards (rebuilt machine as the two warranty "repairs" never looked for the real problem- the logic board- post warranty darn it ) anyway, DVD was never accomplished s a pic at a time was too tedious to load. but I maybe will try that soon now. TRy my way, and report back...
OK, I tried. All of the following screenshots are in French, 'cos I'm French, but you'll get the idea..
I set Finder to ask me what to do when a blank CD / DVD is inserted..
In Finder, I click on the blank DVD (you can't see it in this shot, but it's at the bottom of the left-hand pane)..
I drag the *.dmg into the DVD's Finder window ..
I click on "burn" (which is "graver" in French) ..
It asks me to name the disk. I choose "Leopard" ..
It prepares the data ..
... and then it spits out the disk and tells me this..
Error code 0x8002006D
Understand that we're talking six years of trying to burn disks, and I have NEVER managed to do so. I do backups to a USB stick, and to an old SD camera card, which I have in a reader.
It. Just. Does. Not. Work.
And it never has. Four Macs, zero disks created.
(PS no, this is NOT a troll, I am deadly serious)
Sacre' Bleu! (apologies, I bet I mis-spelled that...long time, pardon). Must it be called a *.dmg file? And then, the only thing I can think of, unless you have also tried to make simple disks, such as a few pictures and text files, would be that perhaps there is a "no copy allowed" code in the install disk. Just like in music disks... try to copy, and it self destructs somehow...
I am sorry I am not a help.
Heh .. yeah, you spelled it right: +sacré bleu+, but I have the advantage of an AZERTY keyboard. Try +oh, là là !+ as well ...
It's the same whatever I try to burn. For example, I put in a fresh DVD, "untitled DVD" appears on the Desktop. I copy whatever I want to burn, stuff like ~/Library/Mail ... ~/Pictures ... etc etc etc.
I do "burn", and this happens ...
Don't worry about not being able to solve it. I reckon that I've just been unlucky -- although I don't know what the odds are of buying four Macs, and having a dead SuperDrive on each of them. Like I said, it's a bit embarrassing having to ask a friend to do it, as I'm always telling him how great Macs are, and how bad PCs. I called him a while ago. I can still hear his guffawing in my ear.
Well... I am stumped. You have said DVD every time. Have you tried ANYTHING with a CD- and I do not mean proprietary stuff- but just a couple of pictures of your own? on a CD?
Also- are you using the proper cd's and dvd's? As in, my machine must use DVD-R (not +R)
and the cd's must be CD-R (not CD+R!!!!)..... if you had the positive and negative signs switched and your machine cannot do BOTH (some i hear, CAN)...then well, that is it. Otherwise- I apologize, I am just fully unable to help. Good luck. C