Adding an external DVD-R drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chelseasian, Jul 7, 2006.

  1. chelseasian macrumors regular

    chelseasian

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    Hi!

    I have added an external DVD burner to my Powermac G5 and for some strange reason, OS X seems to think that this external drive is now the primary DVD drive. Is there a way to switch it? I.e. the built-in Superdrive as primary drive and the external as secondary?

    Thank you.
     
  2. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

    MacFan25863

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    What do you mean by the primary drive? I don't think Mac OS really chooses a "primary" and "secondary" disk drive...
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

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    Turn it off and it won't be reconized or go into system profiler and look at the device tree and see which is listed. I know that using Toast this would happen and you could select one to be the primary but not since using OS9 have I had to do this in the profiler :cool:
     

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