10.2.1 Won't Mount Firewire Drive

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
My G4 800 MHz froze in iTunes- had to force restart. Since then 10.2.1 won't mount my 60GB external Oxford firewire drive. I get an error, message saying that it cant verify or mount "unknown" device and to open disk utility to verify & repair the disk. Disk utility lists the external drive with nothing underneath it and the buttons in the repair utility are all dim as is the mount option in the options menu. When I boot into 9.2.2, everything is just fine- the drive shows up on the desktop and all of my data is fine. Does anyone know why 10.2 can't see it and what to do to fix the problem?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    I have three Oxford 911 1394 devices (2 hard drives and a CDR) attached to a 10.2.1 Cube and they are all working just fine. I suggest you backup and reinstall 10.2 + 10.2.1 update. That should fix your problem. It's not an Apple problem. You probably have a corrupt system.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Close.... nudge that barrel a little South next time you're shootin' a new topic up... 7 forums down to be precise. Pleas for help belong in the Genius Bar.

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  • Reply 3 of 3
    Have you tried running Disk First Aid in your Disk Utility application in your Utilities folder? highlight your boot partition, press the "Repair Permissions" button and let it roll. If that doesn't fix it, reinstall Jaguar and 10.2.1 update.
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