Hi - wonder if you can help me.
Just bought a MAxtor 7000 200GB External Firewire/USB2 drive to backup my Mac HD so I can upgrade to OSX from OS 9.2.2.
My internal HD is Formatted MAC OS Extended, Capacity 57.26GB (60GB) available 33.78GB and Used 23.47GB
The Maxtor 7000 format is MAC PC Exchange (MS-DOS). Capacity 189GB, Available 189.9GB.
When I try to backup my Mac HD to the Maxtor it says more space needed, Overflow 39.3GB (total needed 228.9GB).
I have tried this via simple drag and dropas well asRetrospect 5, the software bundled with the Maxtor drive.
Background: Originally when I got the new drive I tried it on my PC at work and stupidly formatted it to NTFC. OK so I got PartitionMagic and reformatted it to FAT32. I then played about with PM and partitioned the drive so I could use it with the PC as well (2x5GB, 1x10GB, 1x30GB 1x60GB and a little monster). I put 2GB data from the PC onto the drive to load into the MAC. On the MAC it could see the drive but the folder inside appeared inside itself countless times and Info read zerok anyway. NB. There was no option to initialise the drive on the MAC at any time. And also I couldn't work out how to 'see' the other partitions. Back on the PC via USB1 and using PartitionMAgic I formatted the used partition then merged all the partitions, removed the folders it makes and choselogical as opposed to primary. So the drive is 189.9GB Logical(?) in Extended (yes I don't understand this too well) with a primary section too.
I hope the above info is enough for you to help me as I really am banging my head against a wall here and have wasted way too much time on what I considered would be pretty straightforward. PS. All I ever wanted to do was network my MAC and PC and get Internet access on the MAC - got the internet access but can't get the network to work, and I've tried Dave 5 to no avail.
Mac: 867 G4 OS 9.2.2 640RAM /PC: HP Pavillion 1.3GHz 256RAM on XP Pro / Linksys 4 Port Wireless (G) Broadband Router.
Thanks for any help!!!!!! I know!!