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Work with PC-created Joliet Level 3 CDs Doesn't Always Work
Authored by: ershler on Apr 16, '04 06:10:14PM

Yes, the method you describe allows you to get the system to mount these disks. Unfortunately in some cases, the system still can't contend with the content correctly. If I look at the mounted disk with the Finder, things look basically OK, but as you state the file sizes are not correctly reported. If I try to copy a directory from the CD to the desktop, I get the following error "You cannot copy 'datar' to the destination because its name is the same as the name of an item on the destination, except for the case of some characters". From the terminal the directory looks like this.

ls -l
total 3198
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 396 Oct 8 2003 Arrhy.dat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 226579 Nov 17 09:10 DataF
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 15 Nov 17 09:10 Override.dat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 59 Oct 13 2003 Printed.txt
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Nov 17 09:10 STOver.dat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 41 Nov 17 09:10 StripList.dat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 94656 Oct 8 2003 data0
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 12220 Oct 8 2003 dataq
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 12220 Oct 8 2003 dataq
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 57264 Oct 8 2003 datar
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 57264 Oct 8 2003 datar
...
The file datar is repeated in the listing 33 times!
...
--r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 57264 Oct 8 2003 datar
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 57264 Oct 8 2003 datar
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 356352 Aug 27 2003 datat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 356352 Aug 27 2003 datat
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 342016 Aug 27 2003 datau
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 37 Nov 17 09:10 diary.lst
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 362 Oct 8 2003 id.dat

Apple needs to support Joliette Level 3 file systems.

Thanks



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Possible explanation
Authored by: murali1080 on Apr 17, '04 11:26:58AM

I guess that there is support for level 3 as the CDs burnt by Finder supports or has level 3 incorporated into the hybrid CD that is created. The problem could be the strange conflict because of MS attempts to reconcile MS-DOS and Win 95 systems in the past:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=20752

But all this still do not explain why we need to manually mount a level 3 CD or DirectCD created CD using this hint or the AppleScript that follows this hint. The script works wonderfully fine!



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