Can't format USB thumb drive under OS 9

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kylera, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    I'm trying to format a USB thumb drive (Sandisk Cruzer) under OS 9 on my eMac, but it keeps saying formatting failed. I've tried formatting under all three options - Mac OS Standard, Extended and DOS -- but no dice. Any clue as to what's going on?

    EDIT: The thumb drive is 4GB.
     
  2. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

    reddrag0n

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    Did you format it HFS+ and install OS9 Drivers?
     
  3. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    I did not do the latter, but then again there was no such option. The moment I plug in the USB, The format dialog box appears, and regardless of filesystem choice, the format fails.
     
  4. kylera thread starter macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    I borrowed a copy of Tiger and ran its Disk Utility and did as you said, and now, when I plug the USB in, I get a warning saying something like "The disk has a problem. Some of the files may be lost. Please check to see if any recent files were lost and use a disk restore program" (Sorry this isn't the exact wording, my copy of OS 9 is in Korean so I translated the message. I ignored the message and tried copying a few files...no dice.
     

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