Panther and disk Utility

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by comda, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. comda macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    Greetings!

    A few months ago i scored an early IMac G3. An indigo 350Mhz model without a hard drive. I just loaded up 512mb SD Ram, and a 8gb (yeah i know, but just for now) Drive. The original one according to the bottom was a 7Gb. Anyways. The issue i have comes here. The drive itself was taken from an old WIndows Pc. its a Fujitsu MPC3084AT 8.4GB 3.5 1/3H IDE HDD. BUt when i booted the OS9 CD it partitioned the disk as a 1.99Gb. Then when i tried to repartition in panther (sadly because this model has no firewire no tiger) it still showes only 2Gb. Why is this?
     
  2. G4fanboy macrumors regular

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    Maybe the HD has a jumper in "limit to 2Gb" position. Pull it off.

    Look on the Master/Slave/CableSelect place.
     
  3. comda thread starter macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    I know its not a jumper issue as before i put it in this imac it booted windows 98 and shower 7.5Gb space.
     
  4. ctmpkmlec4 macrumors 6502

    ctmpkmlec4

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    Are you formatting the entire disk or just creating a 2 GB partition? Don't rule out jumper settings if you didn't actually check it. Try erasing the disk and reformatting.
     

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