Since my 12" G4 iBook 1.33 has only a combo drive, I bought an external DVD burner from OWC (Pioneer DVD-RW DVR111-D). I hook it up through FW. I have successfully burned DVDs with it, so it's working fine with the iBook, that not the issue. The issue is I don't know how things work in OSX - namely I can't see the burner without taking extraordinary measures. If I just hook it up with the FW and turn on the power on the burner, it won't pop up on my desktop or in Finder like my external HDD does. Thinking that the problem is that it has no media in it, I pop in a blank DVD - nothing. A DVD full of data -nothing. The only way I can see my external DVD burner is by firing up the Disk Utility app. That's insane. I'm sure I'm missing something. Even stupid windows XP shows any drive you hook up to your computer (whether you have data on the drive or not). What am I doing wrong? Why won't my external burner show up without having to hunt it down like Bin Laden?