Internal Hard Drive doesn't mount

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ninouno, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    I have a Dual 1.8 G5. I've been experiencing shutdowns at start up but came to the conclusion that it was the primary hard drive failing somehow. So I installed 10.4 on a secondary hard drive and use that as my main and it works.

    So this hard drive that failed is readable when I boot from CD and run disk utility. But if I boot in 10.4 the disk doesn't mount but it shows up in disk utility as unmounted. Also shows up in system profiler.

    Is there a way I can get this drive to mount so I can make backups of stuff on there? Right now I'm transferring files using Terminal when I boot from CD - it would be easier if i can use a GUI interface to do this.

    any suggestions
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2008
    one way to try is to stick the problem drive on an external interface - usb, firewire, say an external case or one of those 'toaster' mounts

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