initializing my hard disc - what???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slim tim slide, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. slim tim slide macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    Since i upgraded the OSX partition of my hard disc to OSX10.3.9 the other partition running OS9.2.2 does not recognise the OSX partition at all - it's as if I only have a hard disc half the size and can only run OS9! when i boot up a message comes onscreen saying "computer cannot read this disc, do you want to initialize this disc? with the option of 'Mac Standard OS 4.7GB' or 'Mac Extended OS 4.7GB'. Obviously the 4.7 refers to the fact that each partition is only 4.7 gygabytes but I'm not sure which ooption to choose OR MORE IMPORTANTLY should I actually initialize at all or is a serious error in progress? Please avise, I don't want to lose my OSX facitlity...
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    First of all... as you might have expected... you are using some very ancient copies of Mac OS and hardware too I guess....
    Please do consider upgrading

    As far as your problem, I can only help as much as explaining what is initializing. Initialing, in the world of Mac, means to format the [corrupted/non formatted/non readable] disk so that it may be usable again!

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