can't mount volume (FAT32) in Mac OS 10.2.6, despite seeing it in Disk Utility

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  1. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Hello.

    Currently I am working on a G4 PowerMac with 10.2.6 as OS.

    I have to do a back up (I'm cutting in Avid) on this FAT32 volume (for interoperability it is formatted this way), but I can't mount it via the Disk Utility or the 'mount' command in Terminal (it doesn't list the device, despite seeing it in Disk Utility - the volume is greyed out).

    The drive is connected via Firewire 400 and 800, USB is not available (to few slots).

    Has anyone any idea how to solve this?

    Thanks in advance...

    PS: I just restarted the G4 Power Mac, and got a kernel panic with the following message on the bottom:
    FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
     
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Perhaps the FAT32 drive was not cleanly disconnected? It might need to be plugged in to Windows to do a drive scan(aka CHKDSK aka Scandisk).

    You also ought to get that Mac to run Software Update so you can get OS 10.2.8 going. Preferably, move to 10.3 or 10.4. 10.2 is really junk.
     
  3. spinnerlys thread starter Guest

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    Thanks for the tips, but I can't update, as I'm not the admin for this machine (if there is any).
    The drive mounted okay on my Mac OS 10.5 MacBook. I found another drive to back up to.
     
  4. spinnerlys thread starter Guest

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    Sorry to bump that thread, but I think I found the solution.

    Edit: I was wrong, FAT32 is another animal.

    I needed sleep, otherwise I can't explain that sloppiness.
     

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