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Jun 25, 2002, 08:10 AM
 
Hi,

I recently installed a new hard drive (while booted in X). OS X sees the HD fine, but OS 9 doesn't see it at all. The system profiler doesn't see it, and the icon doesn't appear on the desktop.

I also noticed that a partition that I renamed is still listed in the profiler as the old name, but says that it is un-mounted.

Un-related?

Any suggestions appreciated!

Thanks
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Jun 25, 2002, 10:28 AM
 
What kind of drive is it? (IDE, SCSI, Firewire, etc.?)

If IDE, is it your master drive, or a slave?

Most importantly, how did you format it? If you formatted it as UFS, Mac OS 9 won’t be able to see it. You’ll have to reformat the drive as HFS or HFS+.

<small>[ 06-25-2002, 10:29 AM: Message edited by: bojangles ]</small>
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Jun 25, 2002, 11:17 AM
 
Hi Bojangles,

It's an IDE slave drive. I am pretty sure it's formatted in HFS, but I will try to re-format it.

It's really bugging me cause I want to use it as a dedicated drive for audio files, but the damn OS won't see it!!

Do you thnk the slave/master relationship has anything to do with it?

Also, my 20gig stock drive is in three partitions. Would this affect it in any way too?

Thanks - appreciated.
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Jun 25, 2002, 12:35 PM
 
If you format it in X, make sure to check the box next to "install OS 9 drivers."

</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">Originally posted by Naplander:
<strong>Hi Bojangles,

It's an IDE slave drive. I am pretty sure it's formatted in HFS, but I will try to re-format it.

It's really bugging me cause I want to use it as a dedicated drive for audio files, but the damn OS won't see it!!

Do you thnk the slave/master relationship has anything to do with it?

Also, my 20gig stock drive is in three partitions. Would this affect it in any way too?

Thanks - appreciated.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif">
     
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Jun 26, 2002, 03:02 AM
 
Format it in OS9, and you'll get full compatibility... just less effort that way
     
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Jun 26, 2002, 04:28 AM
 
Thanks for the advice, guys.

I ended up formatting it again in X - this time ensureing that the OS 9 drivers were installed. That was where I went wrong.

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