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Re: [1AppleFreeTech] Problems mounting IBM Travelstar

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  • Tony DiPiano
    Some time ago I posted the message below. I left the issue alone for some time until this past weekend. Here s what resolved the problem: Initialized the 40G
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 4, 2003
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      Some time ago I posted the message below. I left the issue alone for some
      time until this past weekend.

      Here's what resolved the problem:

      Initialized the 40G IBM Travelstar with Apple's Drive Setup. That did the
      trick. Then copied OS 9 System Folder to the drive in the ext case.
      Relocated the drive to the internal bay of the powerbook and it booted just

      - td

      > From: Tony DiPiano <Tony@...>
      > Reply-To: 1AppleFreeTech@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 06:58:54 -0400
      > To: <1AppleFreeTech@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [1AppleFreeTech] Problems mounting IBM Travelstar
      > I have a PowerBook G3 / 400 MHz Firewire (Pismo). It came with a 6G HD. I
      > purchased a 40G IBM Travelstar HD to replace the existing internal drive.
      > I put the 40G in an external firewire case and transferred all the data,
      > including System, from the internal drive to the 40G on the firewire. I then
      > set startup to the external drive to verify the file transfer worked. It did
      > - I was able to boot from the external 40G.
      > Now I pulled the internal 6G drive and put the new 40G that was in the
      > firewire case in the PB internal bay.
      > Tied to boot - no good. Booted with the Apple CD OK, but the 40G didn't
      > mount. Disk First Aid doesn't see it. Disk Setup shows it as "ATA not
      > mounted".
      > Heard something about a magnetics problem with this drive in a PB. So with
      > the 40G connected to the cable in the internal bay, I booted holding the
      > connected drive about 1.5 inch above and away from the machine. It still
      > wouldn't boot.
      > OK - so Im back to booting with the original HD in the internal bay and 40G
      > on firewire. Get Info says the 40G is Mac OS Extended format. I didn't
      > remember formatting this drive when I got it.
      > Is there a utility available that may help to mount this drive?
      > Thanks - Tony DiPiano
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