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1206 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2009 2:55 AM by Ian Sommerville RSS
herrgross Calculating status...
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Sep 22, 2009 10:03 AM
hi folks,
since i updated from leopard to snow leopard i'm having permanent external drive problems.
connecting an external drive results in the message, that IOStorageFamily.kext is not properly installed.
after having installed 10.6.1 and removed two kext-files, that eyetv had installed, it worked for some time, but now it stopped working again. can anybody help me and tell me, what to do to make my external disks working again? problem is too that i'm travelling and left original install disk at home...
thanks
herrgross
MacBookPro 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 11:09 AM (in response to herrgross)
    I have searched on your problem and have found nothing definitive. Are your Mac's operations being affected? I keep bumping into a possible relationship between the file and the color or style of drive icons. Does you drive icon look like an external? What color is it?

    Message was edited by: donv (The Ghost)
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 22, 2009 4:16 PM (in response to herrgross)
    I see. My inclination would be to reinstall Sno over Sno via the upgrade route. Perhaps doing so would, for some small problem that is causing your issue. But, I know you don't have your disk with you. Maybe you could borrow an upgrade disk and try my solution. On the other hand, you probably don't want to foul your system completely while on the road.
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 7:21 AM (in response to herrgross)
    I would need your email address, and posting them is not OK here. I suppose you could make your email visible in your public profile. Let me know.
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 8:41 AM (in response to herrgross)
    I will be home in an hour or so and will do it. You are very welcome.
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 12:40 PM (in response to herrgross)
    You are very welcome. Thanks for letting us know. I'll keep thinking about the problem and will post back if I come up with anything.
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6), PowerBook 540c; iBook G4; 2 Dell Laps; 1 HP Lap; Mega Gateway FX Desk
  • Ian Sommerville Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2009 2:55 AM (in response to herrgross)
    Hi Michael,

    I have the same problem that you had. I'm pleased to see that there is a solution but please can you help me. I am not nearly as computer literate as you are. I would be most grateful if you could describe the process in a way that is simple.
    Can you help?


    Thanks


    Ian
    I mac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)

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