Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:19 AM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: May 2012
Backing up 10.4.11 to a Seagate GoFlex...

I'm still running OS 10.4.11 after all these years, and I'm trying to finally start the gradual upgrading process. I have the Snow Leopard installation CD ready to go. But I know that I need to back up my hard drive before I install it.

So. I bought a Seagate GoFlex external drive. This one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

I'm trying to format it for my Mac, and that's the problem. The Mac Installer that comes on the drive refuses to launch. I get as far as seeing the icon in the Seagate Setup Assistant window, but when I click the MacInstall icon, nothing happens.

I tried using Disk Utility to format the drive, instead. I followed a guide that I found online and did these steps:

1. Went to the Partition tab.
2. Changed the Volume Scheme to 1 Partition.
3. Selected GUID Partition Table under the Options Tab.
4. Selected Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for the Format.
5. Clicked the Partition button.

And it tells me that the Partition failed with the error "Could not unmount the disk."

Now I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do, and any help would be greatly appreciated.

I may as well ask, while I'm at it, what's the best way to back up my whole hard drive once (if) I do get this Seagate thing to work. I have Carbon Copy Cloner downloaded already, and I was planning to use that.
nonarticulate is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need some advice on Seagate GoFlex TV Wicked1 Apple TV and Home Theater 0 Jan 21, 2013 10:55 AM
Apple TV with Seagate Goflex drive? D1G1T4L Apple TV and Home Theater 6 Oct 15, 2012 02:09 PM
Seagate GoFlex Satellite w/ iPad AFPoster iPad 10 Sep 3, 2012 10:35 AM
Different App for seagate goflex satellite? Ruffian829 iPad Apps 0 Aug 27, 2012 08:47 AM
DVD > seagate goflex satellite Ruffian829 iPad Accessories 3 Aug 20, 2012 02:12 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC