I had an external 80gb Lacie firewire hard drive that worked on both my OS9 & OSX machines. Unfortunately the casing got damaged so it would not work via the firewire ports.
Most of the data on the drive relates to my old OS9 G4, so I am trying to install the drive as a secondry drive in the OS9 G4.
I have plugged it in and reconfigured the jumpers so that the original drive is the master and the new one is the slave.
The G4 boots up fine from the master drive but the slave drive doesnt show up.
I looked in the apple system profiler and the slave drive is there but is unmounted.
I then went into the drive setup application. The option to mount drive is greyed out on the slave drive. It only gives me the option to initialize the disk which I obviously dont wont to do cos I need the data of it.
Any ideas how to get this secondry drive to mount?
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May I be so bold as to ask why or how the casing on the external hard drive got damaged? Another thing, does the hard drive's partition(s) mount on OS X?
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Well, I would normally suggest something like Terminal, except that OS 9 doesn't have that capability... Definitely check the drive on another machine first, if you can get it on an OS X machine (even if the drive doesn't mount), try running some checks on the partitions with Disk Utility, …
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