10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2009 1:10 PM by Ron Snow
Wilabob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I'm having problems with the new disk utility. In leopard I can format my sd cards to work with my wii but now after formatting both my sd cards neither of them work. Is there anyway to get them to work again? Or do I have to get a different disk utility? Any help would be great!

Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    Format them on your Wii and leave them that way.
  • Wilabob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess you don't have experience with wiis but you can't format within the wii only on your computer. Any other suggestions?
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    Select the drive in Disk Utility (all the way at the left, not the volume indented beneath it), and click the "Partition" tab. Set "Volume Scheme" to "1 Partition". Click the "Options" button and select "Master Boot Record" and click "OK". Set "Format" to "MS-DOS (FAT)". Set a "Name" and click "Apply".
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    What size is the SD card?


    Most digital cameras & cell phones will accomplish an appropriate format. Try doing it there.
  • Wilabob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's fine. Malcolm solved my problem. A big thanks goes out to him.
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
    Ah, same process as w/Leopard - good to hear that still works. Thanks for the report and good luck.
  • Ron Snow Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I am having a similar problem trying to create MS-DOS DVD data disks. I create a MS-DOS disk image with Disk Utility. Disk Utility shows it as a MS-DOS (Fat) 4.7GB. I burn it from Finder and in the Burn Dialog, it states that "This disk can be used on Macintosh and Windows" computers. I click okay, but he resulting DVD is in Mac OS Extended format.

    This was working fine in 10.6. Has anybody successfully created a MS-DOS (Fat) DVD under 10.6.1?

    I verified the image with Disk Utility:
    Verifying volume “LOOF_VIGNES”
    ** /dev/disk5s1
    ** Phase 1 - Preparing FAT
    ** Phase 2 - Checking Directories
    ** Phase 3 - Checking for Orphan Clusters
    2039 files, 1593132 KiB free (398283 clusters)


    But it still ends up burning MacOS Extended

    Help
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (46,075 points)
    Hi Ron Snow;

    Adding your post to the bottom of a thread marked as solved is not a good way to get any attention given to it. I suggest you repost it again but this time start your own thread for it.

    Allan
    tiger
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7 (28,070 points)
    I am having a similar problem trying to create MS-DOS DVD data disks. I create a MS-DOS disk image with Disk Utility. Disk Utility shows it as a MS-DOS (FAT) 4.7GB. I burn it from Finder and in the Burn Dialog, it states that "This disk can be used on Macintosh and Windows" computers. I click okay, but he resulting DVD is in Mac OS Extended format.

    Disk image files should be burned using Disk Utility, not Finder. Finder will create a DVD that is readable on both Mac and PC, but the DVD will contain the disk image file. A PC will not know how to open that to get at the data files inside.

    A simpler way is to not use a disk image file, but just the Finder. Insert a blank DVD, wait for it to appear in the Finder sidebar, drag files to it, then click the Burn icon next to it. This will generate a hybrid DVD. A PC can read it even though a Mac will see it as Mac OS Extended format
  • Ron Snow Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I have tried both burning from Disk Utility and from the MS-DOS image on the disk top. In the latter case, I right click the MS_DOS image and select Burn.

    All this was working last week under 10.6, but I upgraded and now I can't burn a MS-DOS DVD data disk of files.

    I tried dragging the files directly to a new blank DVD, but it also get burnt as a Mac OS Extended disk and my Windows PCs can't read it? It does not seem to have the Hybrid format you mentioned.