Problems burning CD-R from OS X Lion 10.7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nrkid9, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Nrkid9 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I recently bought a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (2.9ghz model) and I'm trying to burn a copy of XP to a CD-R (Lost my original disk) so that I can install it on my other computer.

    My first issue was that the Disk Utility wouldn't recognize the CD-R. After a bit of research, I changed the default setting in the System Preferences to open any CD that I put into the Superdrive as a Finder window. This worked and I was able to see the disk with the burn icon next to it in Finder. I continue to extract the ISO, copy my files, and burn the CD. Now I try to put the CD into my computer, but it doesn't recognize the CD at all. It won't even show up in the Disk Management area (Currently on Win2k)

    So I do some more research and apparently this is an issue from many users in the Apple support community, and that only Macs would be able to read the files burned to a CD-R (Apparently the same goes for DVDs but I am not working in that area.) My initial thought was that the burned disk was bad so I insert it back to my Macbook and all the files are viewable in Finder. This doesn't make any sense to me, so I turn the computer off and try to boot into the CD by holding Option as the computer starts. At the boot disk selection screen I don't even see the CD, so my initial thoughts were partially correct, the disk is bad (in a way.)

    I'd like to know if any of you guys here have run into this problem and found a solution to it?

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: Computer specs (I doubt it makes a difference but if it may come in handy?)

    2.9GHz 2nd Gen i7 processor
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    256GB Crucial M4 6G SSD
    Intel HD4000 GPU
     
  2. lazer155 macrumors regular

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    Are you using a CD or a DVD to burn to? I've burned XP to a disk before but I used a DVD-R not a CD-R. It should work with a CD-R though as long as the whole iso fits. This is the tutorial that I followed:

    http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20060619181010389
     
  3. Nrkid9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm burning to a CD-R. I have one on DVD-R that works fine, but the computer I need to install it to only has a CD drive bay, and can't read DVDs.

    Edit: Yes, the whole ISO file fits.
     

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