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An OS 9 / Classic fix for unmountable FireWire drives
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Aug 27, '04 08:44:36PM

Another reason to be careful about rebooting into OS 9, with any volume (not just Firewire drives), is that some volumes you've been using under OS X, can sometimes suffer directory damage if you stay in OS 9 for a while (an hour or so has been my experience). If I have to boot into OS 9 these days, I generally try to get my OS 9-specific stuff done quickly and then reboot into OS X, or I first disconnect my most important drives (I usually have three or four connected).

Another possible fix for volumes that won't mount, might be to trash the contents of the invisible "Volumes" folder at the boot drive's root level (don't trash the Volumes folder itself, since OS X may need to see it present to work properly), where aliases of each attached volume are kept--maybe they sometimes get damaged.

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