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Applications don't see hard drive ??
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Oct 5, 2000, 02:13 AM
 
Here's my set-up: B&W G3 rev.2 with two hard drives (both Maxtor). On my master drive named "Macintosh HD" I have one partition and am running OS 9.0.4. This is my primary system. The second hard drive is partitioned into two drives. On the first partition I installed OS 9.0.4 and called it "Classic." On the second partition I installed OS X PB and named this "Mac OS X." What imagination, eh?

I boot into my primary system, Macintosh HD, and everything seems to be running just fine. That is, until I tell an app like Graphic Converter 3.9.1 to open a file. The window to choose the file opens like normal, but all my choices with Desktop selected are Calssic and Mac OS X. Nothing for Macintosh HD. It's like the computer can't see my primary hard drive. Odd, because this is where I have all the applications like Graphic Converter that are giving me a hard time. Same thing with Photo Shop 5.0 LE and MS Word. In Word when I save a document and it asks me where to save it, it tries to put me in Classic with my only other choice Mac OS X. Sometimes, if my trash even appears in the list at all it's grayed out. What up wit dat?

As usual I bow to the collective wisdom and knowledge of this group and offer my thanks in advance.

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Oct 5, 2000, 09:26 AM
 
man, that's strange. what format is the Macintosh HD partition? HFS or HFS+?

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Oct 5, 2000, 11:25 PM
 
The master drive is in HFS Standard and the slave drive containing Classic and Mac OS X is Extended HFS+. Actually I never noticed this before. The two drives were in the computer when I got it. I only formatted the slave drive prior to installing OS X PB.

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Oct 5, 2000, 11:42 PM
 
well, that's my only guess. i'm not running the public beta so maybe someone who is could tell you if it supports HFS partitions. my gut feeling is no, as apple moved away from HFS when OS 8.1 came out...

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Oct 9, 2000, 05:40 PM
 
There is a problem with the Mac OS X beta where it sets a disk's invisible flag for HFS (Mac OS Standard) format disks. A good utility should make the disk visible again. Some one has written a freeware app to fix this, but I'm afraid I don't know where to get it.


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Oct 11, 2000, 10:48 AM
 
It is a known problem of OS X PB. I fixed it by reinstalling everything, but there is an easier way to do it as Alsoft Tech Support mentioned.

A tip: after fixing it make sure that you let OS X use the 9.0.4 that is on your second HD, it will then only 'screw' up that system and you should be able to use the other 9.0.4 and have it show up in the dialogue windows.

You choose the OS 9 used by OS X in System Preferences -> Classic


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