Ext FW drive shows up but NOT mount

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crystallee1, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. crystallee1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    Hello, am stuck! I have a G4 mirror doors running 10.2.8. One FW external drive will not mount, but shows up grey in disk tools. It is formated MS-dos, but this disk will mount on PBP running 10.5 easily. Also, other FW externals will mount if formated HFS in the G4. Any help would be great. Thanks
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Sounds like it's in an incompatible format, such as NTFS.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    I had the same problem once.

    Had an external drive, connected it via Firewire to a G4 PowerMac with 10.2.8 on it, and it wouldn't mount, despite being shown in the Disk Utility window (but greyed out).

    It was also formatted in FAT 32 (MS-Dos for Disk Utility)

    It mounted okay on a MacBook with 10.5.

    The solution, I took another drive.

    Maybe you can upgrade your system as far as it gets, if you can and it's not an Avid administered by someone else.

    Sorry to be of no more help.

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