[RndTbl] burning DVD on OS/X Panther

Brian Doob bdoob at acm.org
Tue Oct 18 20:48:35 CDT 2005

I think "Disk Utility" under Mac OS X can make bit-for-bit image of a 
DVD-ROM that can then be burned to a new disc.  I just put a Knoppix CD 
(not a DVD) into my Mac OS X 10.3 ("Panther") machine.  It mounted it 
and read the files properly.


On 18-Oct-05, at 2:52 PM, millward wrote:

> First, I'd like to thank Shawn Wallbridge for the .PDF files.
> Great stuff.
> My question is for OS/X users. I won a Knoppix DVD door prize
> but since I don't have a DVD burner, I took it to my friend who
> has a PowerPC OS/X Panther system. To my surprise, his
> system failed to read the Knoppix DVD, so could not burn a
> copy of it. We think OS/X can't deal with the Linux file system,
> probably ext3.
>  How do you get OS/X to recognize the ext3 file system and
> be able to read from it?  Of course my assumption that a
> Knoppix DVD uses ext3 might be completely wrong. In that
> case, what file system are we dealing with and, again, how
> do I get OS/X to read it?
>    I'm not too keen on buying a DVD burner myself since next
> year Blue-Ray and HD DVD will have arrived and made it
> instantly obsolete. I once had a programming instructor who
> refused to purchase his own computer for this very reason.
> I used to think he was nuts. Now I'm not so sure.
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