Do you have a friend with a Mac? It'd help to isolate the source of the problem by taking it to another Mac running 10.3.9, and seeing what happens.dont24 said:I have a Macally enclosure with a WD 80GB disk. It also has UBS. I tried a USB cable and it mounts fine. JUst not working with Firewire. I don't have another Firewire device to try. I suppose it could be the cable, enclosure or the firewire itself, on the mini.
So how do I resolve this issue? Is there an easy fix? I was thinking about re-installing the OS from scratch, but with Tiger around the corner I can live with the drive connected via USB for now. I plan on doing a fresh install with Tiger.wwooden said:This is known to happen when you update the system software while having the firewire drive plugged in and on. Next time make sure only a keyboard and mouse (if needed) are plugged in when you update.
That's what I'm thinking. I tried connecting a digital camcorder. The OS sees it fine, which means the firewire port is working. I can mount the drive using USB, so I know the drive is okay. At least I can continue using ithodgjy said:I tried running the LaCie firmware updater, and it says I'm already running the lates firmware. So, apparently, the mounting problems are probably from Apple's end for 2 reasons:
1) I remember reading repeatedly that 10.3.9 was going to fix some firewire hard drive mounting issues, and
2) My drive always mounted perfectly in Windows XP before I switched it to HFS+.