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    new mac external HD not reading on os 9.2

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    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 ?

    Thanks

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    new mac external HD not reading on os 9.2
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    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
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    new mac external HD not reading on os 9.2

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    reformatted drive using mac os extended include os9 drivers, still not working :-(

    anything else to try?

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    new mac external HD not reading on os 9.2
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    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.


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