One Unreadable CD-ROM on IBM Thinkpad 600E with built-in CD-ROM

One Unreadable CD-ROM on IBM Thinkpad 600E with built-in CD-ROM

Post by rayyfieldN » Sat, 07 Feb 2004 15:52:54


In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


I remember poring over an extended thread in one of the CD-R
newsgroups some time ago that included a rather careful
study -- as I recall, the upshot was that it's not
necessarily a brand-related issue. my own experience seems
to confirm that, since the Staples worked well for a while
-- more of them than the Memorex. for myself I figured the
dirt-cheap ones probably aren't worth the money -- otherwise
my experience is it's a brand-by-brand crapshoot in my
experience (with a a Yamaha SCSI CD-R granted running erm
Adaptec s/w under 'doze).

-rafe t.
www.ray-field.com
 
 
 

One Unreadable CD-ROM on IBM Thinkpad 600E with built-in CD-ROM

Post by ames » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 02:24:16

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XXXX@XXXXX.COM "My Name" writes:



Well, I have RSJ 3.61 (now rather old and white-whiskered) so the
current version may differ. It lets you specify that directory
info be stored IIRC to three standards, such as Joliet and Rock
Ridge. Between them, these mean OS/2 recordings can be read by
Mac OS X.3 (maybe X.2). Longer names are trimmed and spaces turn
into underscores; but that kind of thing is minor.

FWIW Mac users seem to acknowledge ISO-9660 (no sub-versions have
been mentioned around me) as the way to portability. M$ may have
its own agenda.

 
 
 

One Unreadable CD-ROM on IBM Thinkpad 600E with built-in CD-ROM

Post by My Nam » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 09:21:20


I do have Dr. Smith's Multi-Platform Handbook here, somewhere. Now that
I need it, I'm sure I'll find a very good explanation in it. But, since
it is now three years old, I wanted to be sure to ask this group if they
knew of something newer since Windows XP came-out.

There is, of course, Mr. Reiner(Reinier?), Joliet, Rock Ridge, etc. All
different formats, all based on the original ISO standard,but all
enhancements to that standard, all in some incompatible way. All
mentioned in Dr. Smith's book.

Geesh.

I'm off to Kinko's!

Thanks.

Lars