You mount a disk by inserting it in the disk drive so it appears on the Mac OS desktop (Figure 51).
Figure 51 Here's a desktop with an internal hard disk, network volume, external hard disk, CD-ROM disc, and floppy disk mounted.
You must mount a disk to use it.
To learn how to mount disks that are not specifically covered in this book, consult the documentation that came with the disk drive.
Mounted disks appear on the desktop as well as in the top-level window for your computer (Figure 51).
You mount a network volume by using the Connect to Server command under the Go menu (Figure 5). I explain how earlier in this chapter.
To mount a CD or DVD disc
Follow the manufacturer's instructions to open the CD or DVD disc tray or eject the CD or DVD caddy.
Place the CD or DVD disc in the tray or caddy, label side up.
Gently push the tray or caddy into the drive. After a moment, the disc icon appears on the desktop. Figure 51 shows a mounted CD-ROM (Microsoft Office X).
If your CD or DVD drive does not use a disc tray or caddy, consult its documentation for specific instructions.
To mount a Zip or Jaz disk
Insert the disk in the Zip or Jaz drive, label side up, metal side in. After a moment, the disk icon appears on the desktop.
To mount a floppy disk
Insert the disk in the floppy disk drive, label side up, metal side in. The disk's icon appears on the desktop. Figure 51 shows a mounted Windows PC floppy disk (NO_NAME).