Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    zmckindles's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 03, 2007
    Posts
    26
    Specs:
    Black Macbook Intel 2 Duo Core.. 120 GB HD.. 3 GB Ram
    External Hard Drive problem with Leopard
    Hello,

    This is my first post here. I have an external drive with all of my photos, home-made movies, and documents that aren't on my macbook. I backed everything up the night before installing leopard, and now when I try to connect my external drive, it is not shown on my desktop. The computer doesn't even recognize I have connected anything to it. The drive is lighting up, so I know the chord is connected. I looked in the system profiler and it showed my hard drive connected via usb, but I couldn't do anything to get the computer to read it. Any ideas? I tried looking around the site, but didn't seem to find anything where the external drive wasn't even being seen. (I also checked with disk utility and it doesn't show that anything is connected. Only through system profile can I see anything)

  2. #2

    KamileonX's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 12, 2007
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    107
    Specs:
    MBP 15" Gloss, 2.4 GHz C2D, 4GB DDR2, 160 GB @ 7200 HDD, 256 MB 8600M GT
    KamileonX (Lawrence)
    MacBook Pro 15" (Glossy) Custom
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB OCZ DDR2 667 MHz RAM, 160 GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive, 256 MB GeForce 8600M GT Graphics, Mac OS X Leopard v10.5.2

  3. #3

    zmckindles's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 03, 2007
    Posts
    26
    Specs:
    Black Macbook Intel 2 Duo Core.. 120 GB HD.. 3 GB Ram
    Thanks, will try to find a comp. running tiger at school tomorrow and check it out. Thanks again!

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2007
    Posts
    33
    Specs:
    MacBook Black 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB HD
    Archive and Install with limited HD Space?
    I just got my 10.5 CD in the mail, and I am wondering if it is possible for me to archive and install with less than 7GB's of HD space.

  5. #5

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,541
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    No
    My upgrade install took 9GB.
    Archive will take at least that, plus the back up of the archived Tiger install.

    And you really shouldn't be running any OS with less than 10-15% free space unless you enjoy asking for problems, imho.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Apr 19, 2007
    Posts
    33
    Specs:
    MacBook Black 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 160GB HD
    Thanks, I guess I have to delete some stuff.

  7. #7

    zmckindles's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 03, 2007
    Posts
    26
    Specs:
    Black Macbook Intel 2 Duo Core.. 120 GB HD.. 3 GB Ram
    Ok.. So I checked out the link above and found a Tiger mac to attach my hard drive to, but the same thing happened on the Tiger computer. Only the system profiler will see that anything is attached, not the disk utility or the mac itself. Any other suggestions?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Can you intstall Leopard to an external hard drive?
    By photogirl in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
  2. Backing up OS X Leopard and Windows XP to same external hard drive ?
    By ProPedderKustom in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-14-2008, 12:52 AM
  3. Going to Leopard, How to put apps on a External Hard Drive
    By hal515 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2008, 08:06 PM
  4. Lacie External Hard Drive Sharing on Leopard
    By dj4d in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-29-2008, 04:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •