Formatting Hard Drive, is this right?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AJKing, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. AJKing macrumors member

    AJKing

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    I've been given a Western Digital Caviar 40GB and so I figured I might as well add it to my PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 867MHz, since I still have 2 open drive slots. The installation went fine and I'm now erasing and reformatting the drive... it seems as though everything is okay (no problems so far), but should the WDC in Disk Utility show "MS-DOS (FAT)" format while it's partition Caviar shows "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"? Here's pics to let you know what I mean.
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    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    It will work, but I would change the partition scheme to APM. You have to go to the partition tab and change the volume scheme from Current in order to un-greyout the Options... button. Click this and choose Apple Partition Map (since you have a PPC machine)
     
  3. iAlexG macrumors 6502

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  4. AJKing thread starter macrumors member

    AJKing

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    Thanks for the help! Converting the partition map to APM worked.
     

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