1333 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 12:04 AM by ChicoGard
Not sure to understand.
I initialized the hd on a macro, using the extended/journaled option.
I don't know partition table, as the disk utility does not have any option about it.
On the Mac pro Inwas able to writemdata on the disk itself, and I can write data on the disk installed on the iMac but only via FireWire, so I assumed that initializing,formatting where ok.
How can I checkmate partition table?
Yes but if you pulled the drive out of a windoz box then it's Partition Scheme is probably set to Master Boot Record and you need to change that to GUID Partition Table for your Intel iMac.
Look down at the bottom > http://www.kenstone.net/fcphomepage/partitioningtiger.html
Or follow the instruction in blue at > http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/5.html
Ok, thanks for your help.
Now I understand what you meant.
The partition table is now GUID ( one partition only) and the format is the correct one.
I had to check them using the FireWire option as I cannot access the drive from the disk utility on the iMac.
Unfortunately, the system is still nit working and I cannot access the disk from the iMac: when it asks what disk I want to utilize, the windows is empty, and if I click to Utility, disk utility in the snow leopard install disk menu, the computer stay forever trying to retrieving informations, but the hd does not appear. Any other idea?
Do you recall the spec's of the drive or if by chance it had any jumpers on it?
For example: a 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Drive which is what you would need for the iMac would not require any jumpers, where as a 6.0Gb/s Drive might need to be jumpered down to 3.0Gb/s in some Early Intel iMac models. Likewise if it is a 1.5Gb/s or is a 3.0Gb/s Drive that is jumpered down to 1.5Gb/s them it would be wrong for that Intel iMac model.
For a reference point, see WD's SATA Jumper Settings for installing a new Internal Hard Drive. http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1400#
It was a maxtor 250 gb drive with, as far as I know, no jumper setting.
What seems strange to me is that I can see the drive with firewire and not by
the computer itself. I guess that a controller fault would render the drive unavailable always...
Moreover the fault of the original drive was a mechanical failure (fanny noise from the inside of the disk).