5572 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2008 11:10 AM by Craigwd_2000
How do you know that a CD-ROM extension is to blame in this case (BTW, it would hardly be appropriate to discuss such software hacking here)? The problem may be hardware related. An old CD-ROM drive can have difficulties handling certain modern discs (e.g., CD-RW). Are you using 700 MB CD-R? Could this or this possibly be of interest?
Because whenever I insert any CD-ROM larger the 650 MBs into the CD-ROM drive it offers to format the CD-ROM for me which is obviously impossible. I've also tried the Freeware CD-ROM driver CD Sunrise & it is unable to read larger CD-Rs too. I burned the 700 MB CD-R using my '17 iMac G5 running 10.5.3 using Roxio Toast 7.0.1.
I had to overburn the CD-R by about 1.2 MBs to make it all fit. Maybe my old Apple CD-ROM drive needs a firmware update... That wouldn't surprise me in the least bit if that's true too.
I had to overburn the CD-R by about 1.2 MBs to make it all fit.
Any chance of somehow creating a smaller fixed-size disk image, copying the files to it (using compression), and then burning it to disc? If not, is it really necessary to have all files on one CD?
Maybe my old Apple CD-ROM drive needs a firmware update...
Unfortunately, I do not think that is possible.
The smallest CD-Rs I have burned with old Mac software on them are about 650 MBs or less in size. Whenever I try inserting the CD-Rs into a Apple external CD-ROM drive connected to my Performa 200 the drive attempts to read the CD-R & then won't eject the disk when I push the eject button. I had to use the emergency eject hole to get it to eject the disk.
Are the CD/DVD extensions included with Mac OS 8.5.1 or Mac OS 9.1 68k or PowerPC? If they're 68k like I suspect could I extract either extension using TomeViewer & use it with a 68k Macintosh...