View Full Version : Journaling killed my external HD?

Oct 11, 2003, 12:43 PM
Just installed Panther (10.3) and everything worked fine until second restart. I may have clicked the "enable journaling" button in Disk Utility, which is a new button... I had selected my 200GB LaCie FireWire hard drive.

Upon restart I get the message "You have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read. To continue with the disk inserted, click ignore"

Disk Utility recognises the disk but cannot mount a volume. Disk Warrior reports "Directory cannot be rebuilt because the disk format is unsupported".

I have ALL my music on this drive, equivalent to 1500 compact disks... Any help here...?

Powerbook G5
Oct 11, 2003, 12:52 PM
I am under the understanding that you can turn journaling on/off...is that an option at all?

Oct 11, 2003, 12:57 PM
I think you can turn it on and off when the device is MOUNTED. I do not know if this is possible with an unrecognised disk.

Norton can't see the disk either...

Oct 11, 2003, 01:33 PM
Boot into OS 9 and use its Disk First Aid. Sounds crazy, but its saved my ass when nothing else worked.