Journaling killed my external HD?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Wender, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    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...?
     
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    Powerbook G5

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    I am under the understanding that you can turn journaling on/off...is that an option at all?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    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...
     
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    GeeYouEye

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    Boot into OS 9 and use its Disk First Aid. Sounds crazy, but its saved my ass when nothing else worked.
     

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