You have got caught in the "no support for this CDROM" trap. Back in the day, the Apple CDROM extension only supported Apple supplied CDROM devices. They got better through the years but still did not support all the drives out there. At this point, enter FWB CDROM ToolKit. This piece of software allowed the use of almost any CDROM drive that you could fit into your Mac. Surprisingly, it is still for sale today at http://www.fwb.com/html/cd-rom_toolkit.html This will almost certainly solve the problem.
Alternatively, you could try using a later CDROM extension.
hope this helps, let us know
Due to recent challenge (and move) I cannot get my ancient no name CD-Rom to work. It is attached to a Centris 610, which functions--word, excel, games--when someone else needs/wants to use the "newer" Mac. This CD-rom a SCSI device which the Apple profiler acknowledges at the SCSI number assigned.
I tried loading a cd-install disk for my Zip 100; but no image of CD loads on desktop, it just spins. I have successfully used cd installs with this unit before. No go after reloading the OS system. (I'll give reason for that in another thread, trying to keep one subject to thread.)
I believe I bought this through CDW??? It has a product code of 06130. My thought is I need the "correct" driver since the Apple generic doesn't seem to "fill the bill". Only other identifiers are the Serial Number and Ext .12X-C.
Can you give me a starting point? I have tried CNET search just to get the correct vendor name/url and couldn't even do that.
I had made a backup but creatively filed the info and disks. My chart of files is likewise filed and missing with the move.
The CD rom worked to install the OS 8.0, but nothing else will work in it. I checked the extension folder as "suggested in the "Help". It has an Apple CD-rom listed. Nothing even addresses this question in "Mac for Dummies", the "Bible", "Little Mac", Apple knowledge, etc., probably my mind set isn't keyed to the authors. "Ring-around-the rosey..."
(Editorial: How do people who buy on eBay etc., manage to make things work when this info is missing?)
Thanks for the read.