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marbleduck
Apr 1, 2013, 10:47 AM
You can tell by the fact that it says "power mac G4", that these CDs were burned a long time ago. Well, a long time ago, in terms of technology. There are a couple hundred CDs, containing a whole bunch of photos, each around 70MB.

So I finally told myself I was going to copy all the stuff from CD and get it on my Hackintosh (2600K CPU/GTX670 GPU/Z68xp-ud3p mobo), but when I go to put in the CD, it is shown as empty, except for a single image (which is odd, because the image is only around 134KB, when I know for a fact all the images I took scanned at around 50MB):

http://i.imgur.com/bdgyj3J.png

So I figure, okay, this is a problem with Finder. So I go download an alternate file browser:

http://i.imgur.com/IxM9Rj3.png

Alright, great! They're showing up. But when I go to copy them...

http://i.imgur.com/6lHDUzL.png

Nope :( . So then I go and do it the command-line way:

http://i.imgur.com/7i8nHBF.png

Alas...

http://i.imgur.com/uDO2M9h.png

So then I go and try the same thing on my ancient iBook G4. Boom. It works.
This leads me to believe that this is a problem with the compatibility between discs burned in the 10.3/10.4 era and 10.8.

Any ideas? I'd like to get this things onto my HDDs.



eyoungren
Apr 1, 2013, 02:43 PM
I think it's more a compatibility between Mac/PC. You mentioned that you used a Hackintosh. PC with OSX installed right?

In the old days the burns tended to be for Mac (at least with Toast anyway). You could specify Mac/PC for the burn though, but it wasn't a default.

Every week I make a burn of our newspaper documents. And I have to burn as Mac/PC because if I don't the PCs cannot see the disk. Our Macs can see burned PC disks, but not the other way around.

I'm just guessing that's what's going on here. Just a guess as I know you had issues with your Intel Mac and technically a Hackintosh is a Mac.

marbleduck
Apr 4, 2013, 09:34 AM
I think it's more a compatibility between Mac/PC. You mentioned that you used a Hackintosh. PC with OSX installed right?

In the old days the burns tended to be for Mac (at least with Toast anyway). You could specify Mac/PC for the burn though, but it wasn't a default.

Every week I make a burn of our newspaper documents. And I have to burn as Mac/PC because if I don't the PCs cannot see the disk. Our Macs can see burned PC disks, but not the other way around.

I'm just guessing that's what's going on here. Just a guess as I know you had issues with your Intel Mac and technically a Hackintosh is a Mac.

I do remember specifying that this CD should be a Mac disc. It probably is just the fact that the disc was burned for a PPC mac, and unrecognizable by my Intel mac.

It would be a lot simpler to transfer the discs straight to the Hackintosh rather than going from disc to ibook G4 to Hackintosh, especially seeing as I have 3 CD/DVD drives on my Hackintosh.