New harddrive, wouldnt boot

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  1. peppz macrumors member

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    Hello.
    First of all i hope you excause my bad english, hope you understand me anyway. I have a 12gb toschiba harddrive that i want to install in my powerbook g3 wallstreet. Well, i have installed it already but the problem is that it i cant boot from the drive. I have tryed installing os 9.2.1 by starting from the cd and i can see the drive, initialize it and partion it and even install. But when i reboot i just get a small floppydisc on the screen, witch means that it cant read the drive.. I have tryed the harddrive in my ibook g3 300 to with the same problem..
    The drive is a toshiba MK1214GAP
    please help me

    /Robert
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  2. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    hard drive

    hi

    can u try this toshiba harddrive via a usb to ide cable to see if any system reconzises the hard disk ?

    also can u hear the hard disk spin ?

    and are u sure ur powerbook and ibook can accept this drive ?

    need to know more specific details !

    sorry

    p.s try booting up from a hardware test cd if u have one and see what happens if the drive shows or not !
     
  3. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont have a cable :(

    Yes it spinns.

    Im not sure if the ibook/powerbooks likes this drive, but i have read on the internet and i have seen that many people is using this drive in their Macs... if they got a wallstreet i havent checked..

    No i dont have a hardwaretest cd :(
    But the installers can see the disc so i guess thats that it shows.
     
  4. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    unusal

    unusual try zapping ur pram hold control kye & option key and p+r all at the same time and start up and let the machine chime 4 times and let go and if no sucess reset-nvram from open firmware control key and option key and o+f key hold at same time when starting up and see if that sorts it !
    so osx is installed on the drive right ?

    but it just wont boot correct ?
     
  5. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    I have tryed that now with no result.
    the os is os 9.2.1.
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Reset the PMU, strange things happen when you reset that. Go to apples website and look up how to do it. Actually I think its... (where did I put that thread they should put as a sticky for these commands) SHIFT+CONTROL+FN+POWER KEY = REST PMU!!!

    That may help cause it may adjust the power for the HDD. I dunno.. worth a shot.
     
  7. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    Tryed that to... no result :(
     
  8. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    Just to make sure...

    I have a toshiba 10gb with no issues in my WS.

    Keep in mind the Wallstreet will only install an OS from a partition which is less than 8gb. The OS has to be installed in that first partition of that HD.

    You can clone an OS install to a different partition and then boot from it, but you still have to do the original install within the first 8gb.

    Hope this helps....
     
  9. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    What are the keys for changing the boot mode or going to the screen to choose the boot drive?

    Did you format the drive so that it made a Master Boot Record, and partition it and that?
     
  10. Mertzen macrumors 6502

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    Booting with the " option " key ..
     
  11. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You know he probably has it right and we're all trying to help him out w/o taking this into consideration. Yeah cause with Mac OS 9, I think my drives were cut in 2, one for the OS 9 partitoin and one for just other things. I don't remember.... If that one seller who I bought my PB from comes in here, let us know.
     
  12. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    I made 2 partitions om about 6gb each.
    Do i have to put a master boot record manually?
    Doesnt it do that when i format the drive?
     
  13. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You have to give it a parition type, like HFS+ Extended or that.. I know that much.
     
  14. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    Intresting, thats maybe the problem then..
    Anyone knows more about that?
    Do i need som system files too maybe?
     
  15. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    You need to format it and set the partition type to HFS+ or HFS+ Extended or that. - I'll see if I can find how you do that during the installation. - Run Disk Utility or... whats it called... Disk First Aid, it should be somewhere on the CD.
     
  16. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. thanks.
     
  17. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    HFS+ and HFS Extended are one and the same
    HFS+ is used in OS 8.1 through to today, but in Panther it gained journaling
    HFS came before OS 8, aka, Systems 2 through 7
    MFS was used in System one

    You need to format it with HFS+ or HFS Extended, whatever you can choose. And try two partitions, two 6GB. (It is NOT 8GB but rather 8 GiB, so its around 7.4 GB, and I think that only effects OS X. Anyway, to be safe, make your max size 7 GB)
     
  18. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    HFS+ and HFS+ extended is MacOS and MacOS Extended in Diskutility?
     
  19. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    I give up... I try to install panther onthe old harddrive instead...
    But now i have some other probelms.
    I will start a new tread about it.

    Thaks for all the answers anyway!
     
  20. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    this combination should work....do not give up

    you mentioned Panther.. Panther will not install natively on a Wallstreet. You must use Xpostfacto or SonnetX to install Panther.

    Jaguar 10.2 is the highest OS officially supported by Apple on a Wallstreet.

    YOU should be able to easily install OS9.1 or 9.2 and it must be within the first 8gb (7.5GB) if you do not want to do the math.
     
  21. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, i know but people seems to have installed it with 96mb ram.
    read a bit down on this link:

    http://www.macforumz.com/modules.ph...ewtopic&t=125884&highlight=wallstreet+panther

    I have read on some other places too about that.

    my new thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=103859
     
  22. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    If I think I know what you are asking, you want MacOS Extended.
     
  23. peppz thread starter macrumors member

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    I got a mail from Toshiba yesterday, the drive is not compatible eith my powerbook..
     

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