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10.3: Add support for any third-party CD-R burner
Authored by: Piquet on Nov 06, '03 02:49:11AM

I have an old CD burner that disk utility won't recognise. But funnily enough, itunes *does* recognise my burner. Here's why (I think).

In Jaguar, I had 'patched' so that my burner would be recognised.

I installed Panther using Archive option. I didn't install a new copy of itunes; after all I already had the latest version.

And that was it. Itunes works fine.

And now I'm about touse the latest ifx so that Disk Utility will recognise my burner too.

Hope this helps.



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10.3: Add support for any third-party CD-R burner
Authored by: Piquet on Nov 06, '03 06:52:41AM

Update: don't seem to be able to make the mod work for Disk Utility. don't know what I'm doing wrong, if anything. copied the script (cut and paste) and modified for my CD-R/RW: RICOH CD-R/RW MP7083A, still no go. Still, I have toast so that something. Not sure about buring bootable CDs tho.

If anyone has any suggestions/assistance it will be gratefully received.



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iTunes shouldn't work with that...
Authored by: phox on Nov 10, '03 06:00:10PM

iTunes actually burning is strange. The ability of 10.3 to burn should not have anything to do with patching 10.2.x. I also had patched 10.2.x, but can't burn with anything (any apple program) in 10.3. Either you have done SOMETHING to make it work, or its working is just a fluke. Did you mess with anything after 10.3 was installed? If you think of anything, please post it, as it may be a clue as to how to get iTunes working on all unsupported hardware. Also, what drive are you using?



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You're right iTunes doesn't work with that...
Authored by: Piquet on Nov 11, '03 08:07:42AM

Sorry, my mistake. Itunes doesn't burn. However my burner is shown in itunes (in italics). that's why I thought it would work. sadly it doesn't work.

Nevertheless, it does suggest that my burner info has been brought across from the patched 10.2 file. Now if only I could get diskutility to work ... I wonder if itunes would also work?

My burner is a RICOH CD-R/RW MP7083A

ps. glad to see someone is actually reading this stuff.



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You're right iTunes doesn't work with that...
Authored by: cilly on Nov 20, '03 03:58:52AM
Try this:

Plextor

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