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ext. Firewire HDD not recogized by MacOS 9
« on: April 11, 2020, 01:58:58 AM »
My ext. Firewire HDD is not recogized by  MacOS 9 in my G4. Why?

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Re: ext. Firewire HDD not recogized by MacOS 9
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 02:46:04 AM »
Larger than 128GB partition?

You'll have to give us some more info about the setup.

Does the drive work under OS X on the same Mac?

Built-in FW Bus or PCI FW?

What is the chipset of the enclosure?

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Re: ext. Firewire HDD not recogized by MacOS 9
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 02:25:40 PM »
Larger than 128GB partition?

You'll have to give us some more info about the setup.

Does the drive work under OS X on the same Mac?

Built-in FW Bus or PCI FW?

What is the chipset of the enclosure?
…AND: Are OS9 drivers installed on that drive?

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Re: ext. Firewire HDD not recogized by MacOS 9
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2020, 02:41:28 PM »
Larger than 128GB partition?

You'll have to give us some more info about the setup.

Does the drive work under OS X on the same Mac?

Built-in FW Bus or PCI FW?

What is the chipset of the enclosure?
…AND: Are OS9 drivers installed on that drive?

That's what I was thinking might be the case. Also I've just had odd occurences of enclosures not liking drives despite the drive being fine, so if this is a "home-made" drive of sorts, that could possibly be the case.
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Re: ext. Firewire HDD not recogized by MacOS 9
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2020, 03:53:17 PM »
Larger than 128GB partition?

I haven't seen any limits with external drive. And my first external drive was 160 GB Lacie in 15 years ago.
I bought my first new Mac when OS X 10.1 released. And I bought that Mac because it had Mac OS 9 too. And I bought my first 68k Mac when Apple stopped PPC Macs.