I can't figure out how to share my Firewire drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coupdetat, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    I got a MacBook Air yesterday, and I'm using my old Powerbook G4 as a "base station" for wireless access, printing, and hopefully a file server. That way I can just connect through AirPort to my PB and have access to all of my peripherals. Problem is, I can't get my LaCie Firewire drive to share. I enabled sharing on it, and dragged it to the file sharing menu. Nothing. Could this be because the drive is set as FAT? If I reformat it to HFS, will I be able to share it across my network?

    Both the PB and Air are running Leopard, if that helps.
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    When you share a drive across a network the file system of the drive shouldn't matter to the network clients. the file system only matters to the computer it's connected to. Try this:


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