Problems with iBook G4 mounting eHDD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by RedCroissant, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    Hi guys.

    I recently got an iBook G4 and cannot for the life of me figure out how to mount an external HDD. The HDD is a WD 1TB usb 2.0/firewire 800/eSATA drive. I've tried reformatting it and resizing the partitions. What size partition should OS X be able to see and how should I format it? Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    10.4.11 will be able to see the full 1TB in any partition you can format it with on a modern Mac. Be it APM, GUID, or MBR with HFS+, FAT32 (not recommended), exFAT, or NTFS. Does it show up in the iBook's Disk Utility?
  3. RedCroissant thread starter Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    Well then I have no idea why it's not mounting the hard drive.

    Well I don't know what I did that was different, but it just mounted.
  4. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    USB is tricky on PPC Macs.

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