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Offline velvetcave

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External fw drive not ejecting
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:41:50 PM »
Hello,
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. I recently formatted an external hard drive (Glyph) in FAT32 for use between my G4 with os9.2 and a windows laptop. This all works fine and both machines will see the drive. However when I select the icon on the G4 to remove the drive, "eject" is grayed out. Just turning the drive off crashes the system.
I formatted using an osx 10.6.8 machine with disk utility.
Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 03:23:18 PM »
Took me forever to learn Command+e in OS X for ‘eject’.

How about Command+y in OS 9?
Or, simply drag the mounted disk’s icon to the trash?
(Sorry if you’ve already tried these obvious routines.)
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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 06:07:56 PM »
is it a firewire drive? or a usb drive?
mac os 9 is not compatible with usb 2.0
therefore most people would want to avoid trying to use USB for
transfering files to or from.. it would be like 5kb/s

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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 06:17:57 PM »
is it a firewire drive?

Onthe title says "external Firewire ...", on FAT32.

I would do install something on the WinBox to see the firewire drive once it is formatted on apple partition map schemme and HFS+ format.

Macdrive 8 or 9, for example.

In that way you can run the project on the firewire drive in OS9, instead of using it as a transfer unit only.

Maybe macstuff can teach us how to let the drive on one computer and share the files thru a network.

 
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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 06:38:53 PM »

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. I recently formatted an external hard drive (Glyph) in FAT32 for use between my G4 with os9.2 and a windows laptop. This all works fine and both machines will see the drive.
But only the windows machine would run the files native. Performance on the mac should be sad, and more even if you plug that drive thru USB 1 instead of firewire.
However when I select the icon on the G4 to remove the drive, "eject" is grayed out. Just turning the drive off crashes the system.
I would treat the firewire conection as a IDE drive. I mean, I would shutdown the computer instead of eject any drive with audio sessions.
I formatted using an osx 10.6.8 machine with disk utility.
I have tried to move files in USB 2.0 drives in GUID, APM and MBR partition schemes in HFS+, journaled  from Panther/Tiger/Leopard PowerPC to Tiger/Leo/SL Intel. you have to choose what is best for your case.
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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 07:00:02 PM »
yes whats the partition type? of the firewire fat32 drive?
is it APM? GUID? MBR?

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Re: External fw drive not ejecting
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 07:18:35 PM »
AFAIK MacOS9 understand Apple Partition Map and MBR only. GUID is a no go I think.

Mac OS9 can read and write to FAT 32, but no audioapp would run it quick up enough to use it as scratch disk, I guess.





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