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Sharing between 10.8 and 10.5.8

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Oct 2, 2012 9:47 AM

For some reason today I can no longer share my 10.5.8 G5 Mac. I can share the screen, but when I try to mount any of the drives in the machine the connection fails.
I have repaired permissions and nothing changes.

I can share the screen and everything seems to be OK.

Why can I share the screen, but not the individual drives attached to the machine?

 

bob

 

iMac with 10.8.2

G5 with 10.5.8 (not allowing sharing of it's drives, but does share it's interface)

Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to bob1shot)

    Hi Bob,

     

    Not sure, but open System Preferences>Sharing, uncheck & recheck the File Sharing box there, & check the Options button again, leave that window open & try connecting again.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to bob1shot)

    Strange indeed, which Mac can't you turn off file Sharing on?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 4:54 PM (in response to bob1shot)

    Whew, might try this on the G5...

     

    Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup),  use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, move these files to the Desktop.

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.apple.networkConnect.<12 digit number>.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconnect.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    (You'll need to Trash the originals of these following ones since move only copies them)

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.airport.preferences.plist

     

    /Library/Preferences/com.apple.sharing.firewall.plist

     

    Looks like in 10.5.8 on my G5 that these files cover it...

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist

     

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.AppleFileServer.plist

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist

     

    /Library/Preferences/com.apple.networkConfig.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

     

    Then reboot once more.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,845 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to bob1shot)

    Only way I can see if you had another PPC Mac running 10.5.8 & boot he G5 into Target mode, boot the other PPC Mac from the G5's HDD, set things up on the G5's Drive.

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