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Using those mini CDs in a MacBook Pro aluminium - is the media going to be “lost” inside the Mac?

Can I use this on a MacBook Pro (aluminium unibody from 2010)?
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0answers
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OSX: Stop CDROM spinup during Open or Save

If there's a CD in my Macbook's drive, it spins up any time I invoke the Open or Save dialog in an application. And while it spins up, it freezes the application for about 5 seconds! How do I make ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to repair/service a DVD-ROM drive in a Mac?

I have a three-year-old Mac Mini. Recently, the DVD-ROM drive has had a problem where any disc inserted will start making a loud noise. It sounds like something is hitting the edge of the DVD-ROM, ...
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1answer
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Calculate SHA1 of CD-ROM on MacOS X

How do you calculate the sha1 of a CD-ROM disc under MacOS X? On Linux (RedHat) I use sha1sum /dev/cdrom. How do I do the same thing on Mac using openssl sha1?
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1answer
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Partition choice for Linux install, booting from CD on Mac

I downloaded the Linux iso and burned it to a CD, but before I boot from it, I want to know how/if I choose which partition Linux gets installed to. I have Linux Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac 10.5.8.
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How do I mount a .iso or .dmg image as a CD on a Mac so that it's recognised as a CD and not just a volume?

I have a knackered super-drive, and need to install software from a CD. However I do have backup images (as .dmg's) of all my install disks. Usually it all works fine, but with two particular installs ...
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1answer
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Share DVD/CD Drive from MacBook Pro to Windows 7

I have an HP Envy laptop, but doesn't come with a DVD/CD drive. I want to install games from DVD. I know that MacBook Airs are able to use DVD/CD drives from other computers. Can I get my MacBook Pro ...
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1answer
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How can I make my iMac search for a Remote Discs (as though it were a MacBook Air)?

How do you enable "DVD or CD Sharing" remote discs on a Mac with a built-in optical drive? I don't mean offering discs (which is done via the System Preferences GUI), I mean, discovering them.
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2answers
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Mac CD-ROM Media Location

What is the equivalent of /etc/media of Linux in a Mac? In other words, what is the filesystem path of a mounted CD/DVD in a Mac?
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1answer
408 views

CD-ROM has different contents for Windows and Mac

I have a old CD. When I put it in a Windows computer, the files on it are the setup executables for Windows. When I try it with a Mac, the files on it are Mac OS Classic install files (I am running ...
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Mount raw CD-ROM image

Let's say I created a image like this: ddrescue /dev/disk1 MY_CDROM_IMAGE.img (/dev/disk1 is my CDROM drive) How can I mount this on my Mac? Note: The image created is not a IMG file - it is ...
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How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac?

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?