In previous releases of OSX, the CD drive "just worked". Yep, no kidding. CD burning was a cinch. From any app, just select "burn", be prompted to insert CD, and let'er rip. Done. Now, nothing but grief.
The system? MacOS 10.8.2. The box? 13" MBP, 4G, 2.66Ghz, SDD, with superdrive slot.
The symptom? This morning, we tried to burn a group of photos to a CD. We were informed the (blank) CD hadn't sufficient space. (WTF?) I opened the disk utility, just to be sure. (I shouldn't have to do this, and never did, before.) I performed a full erase.) Still, insufficient space. (Like, none.)
In addition, on my screen, I now have an icon for the system boot drive. (WTF?) Can't get rid of it.
As things are, my Superdrive is worthless. I suppose for now we will use thumb drives, but the Superdrive (passe as it may be) is still there, and I'd truly like to use it.
I'd truly appreciate some help: do we now have to format CDs before using (or buy a special app to use CDs)?