Partition Volume will not mount!

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  1. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    #1
    I'M SO STOOOPID!

    I was adding a new 250 GB Seagate SATA HD to my G5.

    Since my system only came with Panther and the Tiger Upgrade
    CD, I had to install Panther first, then upgrade the new drive to Tiger.

    It was late, I was tired and not paying attention.

    My stock Maxtor 160 HD was partitioned roughly 100GB Tiger ( with all my major files) and the rest to Panther/ OS9 for my older software.

    While using the Panther OS CD to get my new Cuda drive up and running,
    I ran the Verify Disk Utility just to see the results.
    It came back saying that the Tiger HD volume on the Maxtor needed repair.

    I dummed out and forgot that I was using the PANTHER OS CD
    and hit the repair button.

    Now my Tiger volume is fragged and WILL NOT MOUNT and WILL NOT REPAIR.

    I get a keys out of order error.
    File length error
    Or when I try a second attempt, it tries to repair the B-tree error
    it quits.

    The Maxtor's Panther partiton Volume mounts, but none of my data is in the
    the Home folders.



    I thought I had a back-up User Prefs file stored on the Panther Partiton, but it turns out my Panther partition was just working as a mirror, so
    My User folders are empty since the Tiger Volume won't mount. ARGHHHHH!

    I've been trying to run Disk Warrior and it Beach Balls badly trying to rebuild the Tiger Volume. It literally locked up my entire system
    till I had to power down with the power button.
    I may try Data Rescue X to hopefully gain access to my Home folder.

    It wasn't my machine or the OS, it was my foolish lack of attention.

    I need some way to force the Tiger volume to mount so I can get to my data.

    This has been three days of hell.
    I'm totally frazzled.

    At least my new Cuda drive is working.
     
  2. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You may need the updated version of DiskWarrior in order for it to work correctly in Tiger. It's backwards compatible to Panther, though not the other way around. :)
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    #3
    You are not Stupid, people make mistakes all the time, for whatever reason! don't be so hard on yourself.

    I am going to look into this problem, and get back with any suggestions I can offer, or try to help steer you in the right direction.


    [​IMG]

    ::EDIT::
    Venko has a good point, I was going to look further into Disk Warrior, and I didn't notice that you had the older version, you may want to go with the newer version.
     
  4. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    I have both Disk Warrior 3.0.3 and Data Rescue II 1.0 on the way, but

    I'm not sure how much more damage I've done trying to repair the volume
    from the no-CD versions.

    I'm on a crappy 2 kb dialup so it's even more painful.

    If I can just force mount the corrupted version long enough to grab
    my Home folder I'll be happy.

    At least I'm able to boot off the new Cuda drive.

    The Panther Volume also shows on the desktop and I can boot from it too.

    But my life is on that Tiger volume. :(
     
  5. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    It seems that Prosoft Data Rescue II v. 1.0 is the save your life application.

    Disk Warrior bogged down my system and crashed several times forcing me
    to power down with the power botton.
    I ran it twice for more than 8 hours with no clear results.

    Data Rescue II scanned the totally fragged Tiger volume successfully in about
    30 minutes and I'm currently running a recovery of my User folder and desktop.

    Xing fingers 4.6 GB................
     
  6. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    The good news is that I've recovered my Home folder.

    Now for the fun part.
     
  7. FFTT thread starter macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    Well after 4 days of pure hell. I've got my system back up pretty close on the new Cuda drive. Home folder good and apps re-installed.

    Wiped the Maxtor 160 drive to zeros and it's back up on my desktop just fine...... EMPTY

    I lost my bookmarks and a few 100 e-mails, but It could have been much MUCH worse.

    Data Rescue II did VERY WELL and Disk Warrior 3.0.3
    was a total disappointment.

    Live and learn.
     
  8. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Data Rescue have also got me out of trouble when Disk Warrior couldn't.
    And the best part of this is that Data Rescue is free, well it has a trial time. :D
     

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