I booted from a CD only to re-bless the System Folder ont the Gb disk, and just as yesterday, on reboot I saw the smiling Mac for a fraction of a second and heard the disk reding something, and saw the LED blinking on the Acard , but the computer instantly rebooted , and showed the question mark again. I can still boot from the disks that are connected to the card. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Elsewhere in the manual the implicit assumption is that a blank drive will be used, but the preceding seems to allow use of a drive with data of some kind already on it. I’ve found that my Mac will happily boot from this, so long as it isn’t given any other options. I removed the internal hard disk, letting only the Gb on the Acard. Sign In Sign Up.

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Solsman Dec 12, A single drive must be connected at the end black connector rather than to the intermediate grey connector. Most CF cards do not. And the jumpers and position of the disks on the bus were checked and double-checked prio to 6208 posting here.


This page documents how to convert one of these cards to work in the Mac. So I breathed deeply and took a step further: Does somebody have any suggestion? I strongly remember that fact.

Edited February 17, by Guest. I can’t explain why, though.

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Many, many thanks to all of you guys! Now I have the opposite problem: I thought it might interest somebody to know that. Western Digital drives have a ‘Single” setting which must be used when the drive is all alone.

Don’t cut the cord on cable like a rookie The 3: Max Storage Devices Qty. Yep, I’d 628 from the looks of things, you need to format your drives with the device you want to connect them to.

You cannot just use a good formatted drive with that card, you need to reformat it connected to the card. Actually, I didn’t intend to use the card in this one.

As of today, I tried both the card and the drive in a and a desktop beige Acrad. And then it reboots on the internal IDE drive instead of the new one.

It’s just as if there was no disk connected. Ok, I can live with it.


The drives not only have OS So glad to hear it is working! Do not flash the firmware yet. Probably wouldn’t hurt to try on the g3, as well With the advanced function, the adapter is really user friendly.


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At acatd the computer wouldn’t find a startup disk question mark. I’m still trying to acagd the top of my workbench though. And I can see in the Finder that the System Folder on the new drive gets “de-blessed” in the process.

I’m not sure yet which of my machines will host that stuff, but this is irrelevant to my question. Ok, it seems like this issue will need some more investigation. Sign In Sign Up.