New WD HD for my G4 won't format...

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Hey guys and gals...

I just picked up a 120 GB Western Digital Drive for my Dual 450mhz G4. I salved it and it shows up in Disk Utility. I got for format (erase) the disk and it stalls at 'unmounting old volume'

The drive wasn't mounted in the first place, as it was not previously formatted. Any suggestions?

Shane

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I take it you have the jumper

I take it you have the jumpers on the drive set correctly?

If anything, try setting the drive as master and try formatting it.

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Welp problem resolved... but

Welp problem resolved... but I don't know what did it...

I swapped the jumpers from slave to master, then from master to cable select, then back to slave and when i did that the drive showed up, ready to be formatted.

odd...

shane Undecided

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