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    Mar 12, 2011
    new mac external HD not reading on os 9.2
    I've bought a WD external hard drive, formatted it on a mac running osx using the mac os extended journaled option. When I plug it into my old mac running os 9.2 it doesn't even mount onto the desktop. Any ideas how I can get this to work please ?


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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    It has to have OS9 drivers on the disk, that used to be an option in Disk Utility but now seems to have gone

    But you can get it to mount by installing drivers through OS9's Drive Setup utility
    Mac OS: Disk Is Available in Mac OS X But Not in Mac OS 9
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    Member Since
    Mar 12, 2011
    reformatted drive using mac os extended include os9 drivers, still not working :-(

    anything else to try?

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    From memory that including OS 9 drivers had to be established when formatting for OS X install. Under Snow Leopard think it is now a thing of the past. Problem with Intel machines and Ēlassic.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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