P-book G4-667 (10.3.9) won't mount ext'l hdd, but sys profiler recognizes.

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  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

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    My powerbook G4-667 running 10.3.9 won't seem to mount an external drive via firewire, that normally works fine with my intel mac mini and lenovo T61.

    It is a top-end enclosure with a two-partition hdd inside, FAT/OSX journaled. Typically on my Mini, when I plug the drive in, it mounts both partitions separately, nicely on the desktop.

    On the powerbook, I can see in the system profiler (under "firewire") that the computer knows the device is attached. So the cable/port isn't bad - but the drive is not mounting either partition to my desktop. I can't find it in finder/network/etc either.

    Anyone know what I can do here? Thanks,
     
  2. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump - problem not solved.
    However, the disk mounts when using USB cables instead of firewire cables. What's the deal? Thanks
     

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