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January 24, 2005 at 9:53 pm #3728AnonymousInactive
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
January 25, 2005 at 10:40 am #17224AnonymousInactive
Ususal steps (which I presume you have tried) would be;
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?
January 25, 2005 at 10:59 am #17225Aphra KKeymaster
if that doesn’t work I can ask any number of people where John works in Germany – they all work on Macs!
January 25, 2005 at 12:01 pm #17227AnonymousInactive
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
January 25, 2005 at 12:01 pm #17228AnonymousInactive
January 25, 2005 at 12:09 pm #17229AnonymousInactive
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.
January 25, 2005 at 12:29 pm #17230AnonymousInactive
thanks peter.. i’ll try that now:D
January 25, 2005 at 1:03 pm #17231AnonymousInactive
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”
January 25, 2005 at 2:18 pm #17235AnonymousInactive
He, he he. Macs, you guys slay me :D
January 25, 2005 at 2:29 pm #17237AnonymousInactive
That alias is there because the volume was previously mounted.
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.
January 25, 2005 at 2:30 pm #17238AnonymousInactive
post an image of disk utility window as well.
January 25, 2005 at 2:53 pm #17239Aphra KKeymaster
will pass on Q to German links…I will point them to this thread so they can see where you have got to..
January 25, 2005 at 3:35 pm #17240AnonymousInactive
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….
January 25, 2005 at 3:36 pm #17241AnonymousInactive
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
it is totally invisble to the finder
here’s the disk utility window
January 25, 2005 at 3:38 pm #17242AnonymousInactive
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
January 25, 2005 at 3:46 pm #17245AnonymousInactive
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….
January 25, 2005 at 4:01 pm #17247AnonymousInactive
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!
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