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    make alias out of network cdrw ?
    i have two macbooks connected,

    Mac 1:
    Tiger, contains cdrw drive

    Mac 2:
    Leopard


    Im copying a buttload of dvds using each units dvd drives. Im inserting a DVD into Mac1, and looking at its dvd drive using networking (AFB) with Mac2, and copying to a firewire drive hooked into Mac2.

    Id like to be able to put an Alias to Mac1's cdrw/dvd drive on Mac2's desktop, and just click on it and cmd-c, blah blah...

    it doesnt seem i can create any sort of "network" alias for a drive.

    When i mount Mac2's internal drive from Mac1 (using Tiger), it puts an icon for whatever drive i mounted on Mac1's desktop (some globe with a clear box around it).

    why doesnt leopard do this? i have to leave a network window open to do the same thing....???
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    Click on your desktop, then hit Command+, (comma). It will bring up the preferences. In the "General" tab, select Connected Servers and they should show up.

    Now, why isn't Finder letting you create Aliases? are accessing your files via the 'Shared' thing on the sidebar? Cause, if you are, I'd suggest you connect directly via the "Go > Connect to server" option. Just enter your "Tiger" ip address or sharename (Go to Sys prefs > Sharing. It will show the share name as your.imac.local or something like that. Put that it, hit connect and it should ask you what you want to mount. Once mounted, you can create aliases and whatnot.

    Another option, if you want to do large scale copying, is to put your "Tiger" mac into target disk mode. Just restart your "Tiger mac" and press and hold down "T" while booting and connect it to "Leopard" via firewire cable. I could be wrong, but it allows you to access your "Tiger" CD-ROM as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Click on your desktop, then hit Command+, (comma). It will bring up the preferences. In the "General" tab, select Connected Servers and they should show up.

    Now, why isn't Finder letting you create Aliases? are accessing your files via the 'Shared' thing on the sidebar? Cause, if you are, I'd suggest you connect directly via the "Go > Connect to server" option. Just enter your "Tiger" ip address or sharename (Go to Sys prefs > Sharing. It will show the share name as your.imac.local or something like that. Put that it, hit connect and it should ask you what you want to mount. Once mounted, you can create aliases and whatnot.

    Another option, if you want to do large scale copying, is to put your "Tiger" mac into target disk mode. Just restart your "Tiger mac" and press and hold down "T" while booting and connect it to "Leopard" via firewire cable. I could be wrong, but it allows you to access your "Tiger" CD-ROM as well...

    command-, worked fine. i thought i had already done that, must of been my initial install of leopard thanks

    it wouldnt let me create an alias of the network cdrw drive, but the "show connected servers" is what i was after anyways. I can create aliasses of local data, and data on the network, so that is working.

    last, i need the tiger machine up and running todo the encodes. doing 350 dvds with handbrake, compressing each to h264 1.5gb's, takes much longer with one machine vs two
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