4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 11:56 AM by BDAqua
phospholipid77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've never seen anything like this. I have a clent who has a 10.4 G4 tower (wow, I know). He wants to "upgrade" to a 10.4 G5 tower (ugh, I know). His G4 boots just fine and the disk seems to be verifying and repairing just fine as well. However, in target mode, the boot disk won't mount. His seconday disk (with four partitions) will mount. But the boot/system drive doesn't very very strange. When I remove the drive an sled it, it doesn't mount then, either. Yet, the computer boots up perfectly. Strange.



  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (6,580 points)

    No, but backup immediately!


    Sure you had the correct jumper settings with the sled?


    I think you best get another drive and copy all data to it.  You may experience problems with the copy.


    Here are two utilities for making a complete backup of your internal hard drive.  I've recommend using one of these so that you can create a bootable system  on your external hard drive. ( PPC require a firewire connected drive. )  Once created, you can run your system from the external drive.  Hold down the option key on your keyboard then power on your machine.  This will bring you in startup manager click on the drive image you wish to boot then click on the arrow key to the right.


    "Clone, synchronize, backup. Schedule and forget it."



    "SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless."


  • phospholipid77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    IDE pins: master/slave. Ugh.

  • phospholipid77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    All is well. It was the pins. The second drive - the non-system drive - was the master, on the bottom, marked with a single pin horizontal along the bottom. The system drive was on top with to vertical pins on the side. I just removed the non-system drive and this time I made the pins in the system drive match the non-system drive.


    Migration is working beautifully now.


    Good mercy, I'm glad 1999 is over.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    Great work!