Can't find AIRDISK

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  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I have my AEBS up and running normally with 7.3.1. I have my 300gb seagate with a usb connection up and running and connected.
    I have 10.5.2 and all updates on my 2.0ghz Core2 iMac.
    I have no "shared" section in my finder window. I have set finder pref to show all items in the sidebar finder>pref>sidebar.
    It shows up as connected to my AEBS with the airport utility. I double click the icon and click on the disks icon in the top menu. It is there. It is not in a shared section of a finder window, and it doesn't show up as available for time machine when looking for a drive to use.

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  2. maxp1 macrumors regular

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    Maybe you need to format the drive you're using as the airdisk? It looks like there's no partition on it.
     
  3. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    It was used as a direct external before, and with system 10.5.1. It was formated then, and would show up if I cut it on. It never showed up with time machine, but I thought with the firmware update, that it would.:mad:
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You're not running a software firewall on your 10.5.2 machine, are you?
     
  5. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    I did originally have the system firewall on, but it is turned off now. I have had it off for over 12 hours now.
     
  6. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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    Connect the drive directly to your Mac and run disk utility repair.

    Also, if it has a HFS+ case sensitive file system I do not believe the AirPort can use it.
     
  7. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    So run disk utility>repair and afterwards to a reformat?
     
  8. stubeeef thread starter macrumors 68030

    stubeeef

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    did a repair and reformat.
    Then while plugged into the iMac I did a TM backup. I have connected it to the AEBS and it now shows up as a shared drive but TM doesn't recognize it as useable to do backups.

    Any ideas?
     

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