I have 2 HD icons on my desktop - I only want one

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brainwave89, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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    One a iMac running Panther (10.3.9) I have two HD icons on my desktop. The computer has a single user.

    How can I remove one of the icons without affecting my system?

    Thank you.
     
  2. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    The drive must have been partitioned (unless you have another peripheral plugged in) when you installed originally.

    You would need (I believe) to format the drive as HFS+ Mac journaled & re-install to get rid of this.

    Someone may have a better way to solve however...
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Either your primary HD has been partitioned or you have a second HD fitted. If the latter, you will have two HD icons unless you set the whole thing up as a RAID array. If the first, you will need to wipe the machine and re-partition. Leopard can juggle partitions on the fly, but that's not doable in Panther.

    Bear in mind: two HD icons has NOTHING to do with how many users there are. It has to do with the configuration of your drive(s)
     
  4. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you Andy and Tersono.

    I understand what was said and once I get back to the computer will take the right course of action based on your thoughts.

    Cheers!
     

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