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I've got a Maxtor ATA-66 drive that until recently would boot OS X Tiger on a Blue and White G3. But now it won't boot anymore, and Mac OS 9.2.2 can't see it. However, when I boot off the Tiger installer CD, the CD's OS X can see it just fine, and Disk First Aid says there are no errors. I wanted to make sure my data was safe, so I put it in a FireWire enclosure and was able to mount it on a MacBook Pro running 10.4.11, and copied all my end-user data from it. I thought at first that my problem might be the firmware in the ATA-66 controller, so I reflashed it, but that didn't help. I thought maybe it would help to install the OS 9 driver on the disk, but FWB Hard Disk Toolkit running under 9.2.2 says it can't find a valid partition map. So somehow the partition map is screwed up enough that neither Open Firmware nor 9.2.2 can use it, but not so bad that OS X can't! I know the best thing to do would be to reformat the drive - maybe I've got bad sectors in the partition map - but is there a way I can fix this without having to do so? It would take me a long time to reinstall OS X and all the updates. (Happily, I archived them all, so I won't have to download them again.) Drive Setup under 9.2.2 lists my drive as "not initialized". Thanks for any advice you can give me. Mike -- Michael David Crawford mdcrawford at gmail dot com I'm looking for a job in Silicon Valley: http://www.goingware.com/resume/cover-letter.html _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Ata-scsi-dev mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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