OLD lacie external 2gb silverlining driver

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kjtruitt, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. kjtruitt macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    What are the chances of me mounting an old Lacie 2gb external
    hard drive on Ubuntu? I had it connected to a Performa 630cd
    back in the 1990's.

    Ubuntu does not recognize the drive. I'd like to recover the data,
    but even if I had access to a legacy Mac, I don't have the driver
    floppy, just the utilities floppy. Pretty sure it was called SilverLining--
    silver something.

    The serial number brings up nothing on Lacie's website--too old I guess.
    So--anybody have a driver for this thing?

  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    I suppose that is an old SCSI-1 HD?
    They didn't need any drivers back in the days at least in Mac OS.
    Which computer are you hooking it up to?

    The SilverLineing software was backup software if im not mistakes, i never used it tho.
  3. kjtruitt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    old lacie 2gig for mac mountable on ubuntu?

    Ah, sorry about the long wait for a reply--lil hospital stay in the mean time.

    Anyway, I want to mount it on a laptop running ubuntu 9.1. On bootup, ubuntu
    does not recognize the hard drive--no recognition whatsoever. I try
    sudo mount /dev/scd0 /media/hd
    and eventually get /sr0 unknown device. Hmm I was hoping scd0 was short
    for scsi device, but I have no idea. Otherwise, there's no /dev/* that seems even
    remotely to relate to a parallel port, which this laptop has and via which it is
    connected to the external hard drive.

    Anyway, from what you said in your post, this hard drive should work immediately on
    a legacy mac from the mid 1990's? Maybe that's the best option for recovering the
    data. Any more ideas would be appreciated.


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