Target Disk Mode question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamesi, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. jamesi macrumors 6502a

    jamesi

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    Hi, im trying to install OS X on an ibook thru my PB and was having some issues. I have the ibook connect to my PB in target disk mode via firewire, and i get an error saying my PB cant read the ibooks hard drive. i open up disk utility and it cant even pass the verification check. the error message reads

    "Disk Utility stopped verifying “disk1s10” because the following error was encountered:

    The underlying task reported failure on exit"

    ummm....yea....is my ibooks hard drive bad?
     
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  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Does the iBook drive mount on the desktop of the PowerBook?
     
  4. jamesi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the OS X disc is a retail cd, not the cds that came with my pb. the hard drives do not mount either
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Meaning, the answer to my question is "no"?

    If this is the case, the drive on the iBook is the problem. At a minimum you need to run fsck on it in single user mode. More likely, you will need a commercial disk repair application, such as Disk Warrior. Potentially, it will need to be replaced.
     
  6. jamesi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you very much, ill try those things. big help
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I should add that the possibly of a bad Firewire cable can't be ruled out. If you have any way of testing this (another cable, hooking up another device) I highly recommend it.
     

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