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OS 10.3 - Disk Utility Woes


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Hi,

I am having problems with OS X 10.3.9's Disk Utility application recognising my external DVD burner connected via Firewire. I have Toast 7 installed, which picks it up without issue. However Disk Utility refuses to recognise the drive when I attempt to burn a CD.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Go to Apple System profiler and see if the burner appears there. If it is Mac compatible and recognised as native, try Repair Permissions.
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Hi,

Thanks for the post. Ok, the drive is recognised in the System Profiler. It shows up in Disk Utility when a CD inserted. The Repair Permissions option is greyed out for the CD drive. Still no closer to burning via Disk Utility...

Any alternatives would be greatly appreciated.

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Permissions are stored in and repair permissions would be run on your system drive not the CD drive.

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Thanks again.

Repaired disk permissions but still no joy. Disk Utility does recognise the DVD Drive in the left hand window (indicated by a yellow icon in the drives list), however the burn function will still not recognise the drive...

Could this be a compatibility issue with Toast 7?

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