External Hdd Causes Disk Utility into Endless Search

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ill0gical0ne, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. ill0gical0ne macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2007
    I just bought two new enclosures for the hard drives that were in my server, and I'm having some problems.

    The server was Linux, so the filesystem is ext3. I installed ext2fsx, and the program found both of the drives, but it said that I need to do a Repair Disk on both partitions. I did, and then mounted.

    One of the hard drives didn't have anything on it, so I immediately formatted it. The second hard drive has a lot of data on it that I still want, so I need to copy stuff off of it.

    Well... here's the problem, it no longer will mount, and whenever I start up Disk Utility, it is endlessly "Gathering Disk Information."

    Anyone know what I need to do?
  2. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Do you have version 10.4.10, sounds similar to my situation of my Ext HD not reading or causing Disk Utility to just search non stop.
  3. ill0gical0ne thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2007

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