Problems with iBook G4 mounting eHDD

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

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    RedCroissant

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    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 10.4.1.1 be able to see and how should I format it? Thanks in advance for any help!
     
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    Intell

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    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?
     
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    RedCroissant

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    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.
     
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    USB is tricky on PPC Macs.
     

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