Jaguar CD Essentials
Jaguar CD Essentials
0.3

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Jaguar CD Essentials

0.3
24 January 2003

Erase a CD-RW without using Disk Utility.

Overview

JCDE is a small tool aimed at making available a few of the necessary but currently missing CD utilities to Jaguar. In this version you are able to erase a CD-RW without having to use the Disk Utility application and most importantly without having to enter an administrator username or password.

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7 Jaguar CD Essentials Reviews

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Anonymous
25 January 2003

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WARNING: this completely hosed my CDrw so that I cannot even erase it with disk utility now. the machine keeps ejecting it calling it a non-macintosh volume. It did a very weird thing of making a temp file of what was on the CDrw already, then tried to write back to CDrw an empty folder of the same size as what was on there before (ony 33mb), making a useless sized CDrw, and then kicked it out, and then it couldnt be reinserted normally. I was able once to access it through disk utility but unable to resurrect it.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
27 February 2004
this program totally screwed up my macos!! don't install it!!!!
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Anonymous
25 January 2003
as an aside: I don't think its right for you, the author, to keep giving your own product five stars in all categories when you are simply responding to me. That inflates your rating artificially, and not everyone will open the reviews to know that's what you are doing. You don't have to issue a rating to respond.
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
25 January 2003
um...I wasnt trying to do that. I thought by drag and dropping the cdrw onto Jagessentials it would erase it. I thought Jagessen was intended to make it easy to re-erase an already used cdrw for reuse. I now see that isn't the intended purpose. I wasn't worried about losing the data because I wanted to erase the existing cdrw anyways. We may be speaking past each other here. I was only trying to clean erase the existing Cdrw. However, if what I did was dumb, it was a perfectly normal dumb assumption to make: drag and drop on the application. and, it shouldn't have rendered the cdrw unusable. as I explained, I simply drag and dropped the cdrw. That was probably the wrong thing to do in order to reerase, but even so, it shouldn't have hosed the cdrw. ------------- That eases some of my worries that I may have missed something crucial. Now, as to what happened in your case I can think of a reason or two. If you tried to name the session the same name as the CD you already inserted, that may be a reason. I need to add to the documentation to eject all CD's before using JCDE. -------- yeha, that's what I have: an unusable disk. Not what I wanted, and why I wanted to warn people.
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Version 0.3
John
25 January 2003
LerkFish - One question, why were you trying to burn data that you already had on the CD back to the CD. JCDE is really only intended for those who want to burn data on their hard drive to a CD. I never envisioned someone trying to burn data from a cd to a (or the same) cd.) Now the process that you just described is exactely what should happen and now I understand why data was being copied from your CD, because that's what you were trying to do. That eases some of my worries that I may have missed something crucial. Now, as to what happened in your case I can think of a reason or two. If you tried to name the session the same name as teh CD you already insert, thank may be a reason. I need to add to the dosumentation to eject all CD's before using JCDE. Secondly, the process would have faild if you tried to write a previsouly written to CD (once which had been written to with something other than JCDE) In the future, only use new or newly erased CD's with JCDE (i.e. don't write data to a cd, then try to write data with JCDE, or don't write data with JCDE and then try to write data with the OS and then again with JCDE.) You need to use only JCDE all of the time, toherwise it wll fail and you may end up with an unusable disk. Thanks for the feedback!! I've learned that documentaion is just as importnat as coding :-)
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
25 January 2003
what happened is pretty much as I described it. yes, the cDrw had data on it already, 33 mb of data. I inserted the CDrw and dragged and dropped it onto Jaguar essentials. before I could do anyting else, a temp folder was created on the desktop and all the old contents of the Cdrw were being automatically copied to the temp file, I could tell because I got the copy progress window and it was displaying the files as they were being copied. I got a little disconcerted at that, but oh well. Then, the copy process stopped, the temp folder disappeared, and then the desktop icon for the Cdrw dissappeared. I had to physically stick a paper clip in the drive to remove the CDrw. When I reinserted, the G4 would not accept the CDrw and kept spitting it out without mounting it. Then, I opened Disk Utility up before I inserted it. Disk utility saw the Cdrw but it showed it as only 33 mb. It appeared to let me quick erase it. That process ended. When I quit Disk Utility, the Cdrw would not mount and would not eject. I restarted OSX and after restart, got the warning : this is not a readable Macintosh disk, and it ejected. would not be accepted back in. Btw: I'm not trying to cause trouble for you, but wanted to warn people to be cautious.
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Version 0.3
John
25 January 2003
LerkFish - I'd like to know your specifics so I can maybe debug what happened. Incidentally, the process you described is in no way how JCDE works. It doesn't TOUCH your CD-R(W) until the burning begins. It doesn't scan it, it doesn't copy from it, nothing. What I suspect you are seeing is the process necessary to burn a multi-session CD. In order for the process to work I have to 1) create a disk image (a temp image at the roo level of the HD) 2)copy the data you want to burn to that disk image 3) burn that disk image to your CD. That's the process, that's all there is to it. So I'm betting you saw the copying phase of the process and assumed I was copying TO your CD. Also, it sounds like the CD-R(W) wasn't blank when you attempted to write to it. Ill have to revise my documentation to address that. If you've already written to a CD before using JCDE you will not be able to use JCDE to write to it. This is because the CD is already closed and cannot be written to. Now, if it's a CD-RW then you should be able to erase it and start from scratch with JCDE. I'm not sure why you CD is unreadable and apologize for the inconvenience. That is, we're only at version 0.3 and are working to deal with situations like your. But I need the specifics before I can do that.
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Anonymous
25 January 2003
WARNING: this completely hosed my CDrw so that I cannot even erase it with disk utility now. the machine keeps ejecting it calling it a non-macintosh volume. It did a very weird thing of making a temp file of what was on the CDrw already, then tried to write back to CDrw an empty folder of the same size as what was on there before (ony 33mb), making a useless sized CDrw, and then kicked it out, and then it couldnt be reinserted normally. I was able once to access it through disk utility but unable to resurrect it.
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