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    • #3728
      Anonymous
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      I know Mr Mee is :D

      are you there Peter?

      i’ve had a partition on a FWdrive disappear from my desktop..

      although i can still access files when i’m using my music software.. so i know it’s not been wiped.

      any opinions? views? general help and chit chat would be greatly appreciated

      i’d love to get it back…

      i’ve repaired permissions, ordered diskwarrior.. but i reckon there must be something more i could do

      thanks guys

    • #17224
      Anonymous
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      Claire

      Ususal steps (which I presume you have tried) would be;

      Shutdown/restart
      Disconnect/Reconnect Drive
      Try drive on another Mac

      This should help you discover if it’s a drive or Mac issue. Also, you say “a partition” has disappeared – are there other partitions on the same drive that still mount?

      Peter

    • #17225
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      if that doesn’t work I can ask any number of people where John works in Germany – they all work on Macs!

      Aphra.

    • #17227
      Anonymous
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      thanks you two :D

      i’ve done all i can think of.. restart , disconnect and try the FWHD on another computer..

      the partition (one of two) is very invisible on the desktop…

      both on OS9 and X .. 10.2.8 ..

      when i ejected the drive on OS9 ..and removed it .. OS9 complained that a FW device had not been removed correctly.. ie i could not see the missing partition to eject it.. but the computer still saw it as connected..

      i’ve even zapped PRAM and tried the terminal.. [clairefitchs computer~]fitch% cd Volumes/audio ..

      there are 2 partitions on this FWdrive.. one of them is mounted on the desktop .. the invisble one is accessable but only through a route of saving something in other software.. or i can freely choose the files from the missing partition from Live4s browser

    • #17228
      Anonymous
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    • #17229
      Anonymous
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      The fact that you have tried accessing the disc on two different computers, neither of which is mounting the missing partition points to this as an issue with the disc rather than the computer.

      Have you tried running disk first Aid? (boot your mac from your OSX install disc and on the first screen, choose Disc First Aid from one of the menus).

      This should allow you examine and repair the disk (if first aid can figure out whats wrong).

      Alos try rebuilding the desktop on your OS9 mac (ALT CMD during reboot) though I doubt this will work it’s always worth a try.

      Peter

    • #17230
      Anonymous
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      thanks peter.. i’ll try that now:D

    • #17231
      Anonymous
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      ok.. i rebooted from the install disk and repaired and verified the partition in question..

      disk first aid/ utility CAN see it.. and reports there is nothing wrong with the disk..

      i updated the firmware on the drive too ..the updater could see both partitions too

      and did another search for it in “find”

    • #17235
      Anonymous
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      He, he he. Macs, you guys slay me :D

    • #17237
      Anonymous
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      Claire

      That alias is there because the volume was previously mounted.

      Try This;

      open Disk Utility (Applications : Utilities : Disk Utility)

      In the tree structure on the right, find your external drive. Does it have one or two volumes listed under it?

      If it has two, select the ‘Audio’ (invisible) volum and click on the Mount button across the top.

      Any joy?

      Peter

    • #17238
      Anonymous
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      post an image of disk utility window as well.

    • #17239
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      will pass on Q to German links…I will point them to this thread so they can see where you have got to..

      Aphra.

    • #17240
      Anonymous
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      I don’t mean to be pedantic, but could this thread be continued through email. Posting up tech support images on a discussion thread just seems over-kill.
      I get all excited when there’s a new post and then i find its this thread and I feel let down….

    • #17241
      Anonymous
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      Peter .. just tried all that you suggested..

      the disk utility tells me the volume is already mounted .. ?

      so i “unmounted” it then “mounted” it again LOL i am talking about HD’s now LOL

      nothing

      it is totally invisble to the finder

      here’s the disk utility window

    • #17242
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      sorry Omen..

      i’ll stop now :D

      didn’t think i’d be at this all day anyway..

      will have to wait till a disk utility drops through my door then

    • #17245
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Nah, you sort yourself out…
      I’ve just got time on my hands for the first time in months and the onyl active thread is a tech support one…typical
      Don’t mind me….

    • #17247
      Anonymous
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      Claire

      I’m stumped. Everything points to the disk being mounted and available. Try a Clean Up from the OSX View menu on the desktop just in case the icon got pushed off screen somehow.

      Beyond that, see what your disc utils say.

      Sorry can’t help much more.

      E-mail would have been a good idea!

      Peter

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