I've just bought and installed a hard drive in the spare bay of my
7300/200 in preparation for SuSE 7.0 which I will getting soon. The
problem is that I can't get my mac to recognise the drive. System
Driver version: Not available
Mac OS partitions: 0
Removable media: No
Revision number S99C
Product ID: DDRS-39130W
Serial number: Not available
Unformated size: 8.47 GB
There are 2 issue here to begin with. First, I was told it was IBM
and since Apple use IBM drives, it should be supported by the Apple
driver and second, that it was 9.1 Gig. The latter I'm not too worried
about since I doubt I'll ever need the space anyway but the manufacturer
is something I'm a bit peeved about.
When I bring up all my volumes in Disk Setup, the program says that
my second drive "is unsupported". Is this because the Apple driver
doesn't cover Compaq drives? I don't necessarily mind that Mac can't
deal with the drive, but what are my chances that SuSE won't either?
Should I return the drive and ask for what I was promised? The guys I
dealt with were pretty cheap and really easy to deal with and quite
helpful so I don't think they were trying to cheat me. However, nothing
was mentioned when we tried it out in the store and I had System
profiler id the drive as Compaq although I'd been told it was IBM.
Finally, should I just wait until my CDs arrive and try and install
then or would it still be a waste of time?
Sorry about the epic lenght of the post but I wanted to make sure I
didn't leave out any details that may be of some use in answering my
question. Any help will be much appreciated.
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