firewire drive not showing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nbarter, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. nbarter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2008
    G4 imac, 10.4.
    I have a simpletech 1 tbite hard drive that does not mount almost always on my machine. I just brought it home from a friends where it does show up instantly. ran disc utility for permissions on my imac, swapped cords.
    power on befor boot up, power on after, unplug firewire, et.
    nothing works.
    I want to install OS x 10.4 on the drivee to try & boot up my powerbook ( panic kernal message there ? )
  2. chrisliv macrumors member


    Jun 28, 2009
    Midwest, North America

    Why not try reformatting it on one of those occasions that it does mount?

    Or, clone your internal drive to it with the free CarbonCopyCloner?

    Please let us all hear how it turns out.

    Peace to you all,
    C. Livingstone

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