G3 can't read Ext HD in Mac OS Journalled

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brasiliangringo, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. brasiliangringo macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2009
    Trying to connect G3 PPC running OSX panther to Ext HD created by my new MBP.. Says disk failed to initialise or something similar.. Whats the problem here connecting ? Soemthing to do with dofferent file system ie G3 in HFS ??

  2. Justinz macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2010
    Go to disk utility on the the G3 PPC with Panther. Then try formatting but first go to the Erase tab then select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). And tell me if this works.
  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Your Intel Mac probably made a GUID instead of an Apple Partition Map (for PPC Macs) when it formatted new hard drive.

    Google those terms. *I think* GUID is what it's called for Intel Mac formatting.

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