Help... CD will not mount?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Bob Dobbs, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Bob Dobbs macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    I've got a dual 1 gig mirror door, OSX.2.6

    I was sent a CD full of pics for my boss, but when I put it in NOTHING happens. I mean nothing, it does not show up on desktop, does not say Initalize, nothing.

    Disc Utility says:
    Mount Point: Not Mounted
    Format: CD_ROM_Mode_2_Form_1
    Capacity 25.71 MB

    so at least Disc Util is seeing something is in there.

    When I put it in a Mac running OS9.2.2 it asks if I want to Intialize it?

    Any thoughts? Is there a new SCSI probe that will mount everything?

  2. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    Maybe the CD is corrupt, If a CD is corrupt/damaged then it usually wont mount in OS X (it will do nothing). OS 9 tries to format, but that will obviously not work.

    Does the CD work on a PC? What computer was it burnt on? If the CD is a burnt CD maybe it failed burning. A SCSI probe will not mount any IDE device (since your CD-ROM drive is IDE in your power mac).
  3. idea_hamster macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2003
    NYC, or thereabouts
    You might have your default action that OS X takes upon insertion of a non-video, non-music CD set to "do nothing". I found that the Mac may decide to actually do nothing -- not even mount it.

    It's better to indicate that OS X should "start an application"
    and make that application Finder. That way, the CD will be sure to mount.

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