New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - G4 HD unmounted


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
Hey all,

I've got an older iMac G4, I think 800 Hz and 60GB HD.

Anyway, somewhere down the line, the Macintosh HD became unmounted and I have not yet found a way to remount it.

I have tried going into Disk Utility and remounting it that way. I can't restore it. And I've tried connecting it to my other iMac via Firewire (starting the G4 while holding down T) but it does not show up on the desktop. It does show up on Disk Utility on the G5 but looks the same way as it does on the Disk Utility for the G4 (Macintosh HD lettering is gray).

I'd like to be able to get some stuff off of the G4 but if not it'd be great to just have it running again. (It's a beautiful computer and I think the best-looking iMac Apple has produced so far!)

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
Gibberish? Or am I the only one that can't read that?
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 38,429
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by flavor of locke View Post
Gibberish? Or am I the only one that can't read that?
It was probably SPAM posted in a non Roman alphabet language. Greek, Russian, Chinese, etc.

To answer your original post..... You might want to try something like "Disk Warrior" or "Data Rescue II" from Prosoft.

Both are a bit pricey and there's no guaranty they'll be able to get your data back.

As for getting the G4 up and running again, you're probably looking at swapping out that hard drive for a new one and reinstalling OS X.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
How did the HD become unmounted in the first place? I'm just curious as to any insight. Thanks, chscag.
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
It can happen, I had to fix this on a friends iMac.
The only solution was to make a clean install in the end.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
Originally, one of my dad's friends ran Norton Utilities on the computer, claiming it was "for Mac". I never got to look at it myself before he ran it, but the HD became unmounted after that.

That said, I couldn't restore the HD running a Mac OS X Install Disc.
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
It would have been a Mac version.
Try running FSCK to see what it comes up with.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
When I tried to run fsck, at the bottom of the screen it read: "panic: We are hanging here..."

It gave me a laugh, at least.
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Really? Never have I seen a message like that appear.
I'm quite sure your pulling our legs, it's not within the scope of terminal to put something like that I'm sure.
You only ever get "the Macintosh HD appears to be ok" or a load of text with node errors or invalid tree links.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,471
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
Panic: we are hanging here - MacNN Forums

Panic: We are hanging here? [Archive] - AppleInsider

Apple - Support - Discussions - panic:We are hanging here....... ...
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Wow, ok. I stand corrected, my bad. Weird message to see, but either way, it doesn't look good sadly.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,471
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
I have only seen it in the terminal, but I was pretty sure I had seen that exact wording before so searched. If he is getting that running FSCK I wonder what is wrong with his hard drive. I have seen KP's when the hard drive was bad and could not be read from or written to. Had it happen on a G3 Blue and White tower with the original 20GB or around Maxtor hard drive. Kept getting KP's. Drive was shot.
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
Quite a lot I feel. I've come across it before as I said, but it is fixable in as much as restarting from scratch should sort it.

To the OP. I think you are going to need to try a fresh install if you can.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks
flavor of locke

 
flavor of locke's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2009
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 19
flavor of locke is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13"MBP 2.53GHz 4GB 10.6 250GB Seagate Hybrid SSD

flavor of locke is offline
I've tried fresh install.

I'm picking up a copy of DiskWarrior within the next few days so I'll update you when I give that a whirl.
QUOTE Thanks
Kevriano

 
Kevriano's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
If a clean install didn't work, you need a new HD. Diskwarrior won't fix a broken drive.

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« buying spares or repair machines | iMac Intel 20' and second screen: it doesn't work!!! :O »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mac hangs at boot .. unmounted HDD? calcalcal OS X - Operating System 2 06-12-2008 05:42 AM
Unmounted Drive Help! skiwhyte OS X - Operating System 3 12-31-2007 08:09 PM
USB 2.0 devices unmounted when Panther sleeps afrose71 OS X - Operating System 2 04-09-2004 01:02 AM
Hi I cannot eject my dvd after I unmounted it from the command line shorki OS X - Operating System 4 07-14-2003 09:29 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?