G5 RAID problems

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My G5 won’t boot.
When I boot from a Tiger install DVD and run the disk utilities, it claims that one of the RAID disks has “failed”.

Reminder to self – get **3** drives and use RAID 5. Oh wait, the G5 only supports 2 drives. Oh well.

The good news is that I was able to get the G5 to boot in FireWire’s “target mode”, and the volume actually mounted successfully on my PowerBook.

So I am using my PowerBook as my main machine again.
And the loud fan noise is back, again.
I suspect it’s because I am burning DVDs all the time to back up the data on the G5..


About rae

I'm a long-time Mac and iOS developer. I'm also a big fan of Ruby on Rails and relational databases. I tend to work remotely, in my basement with occasional trips to the office. I'm also a big videophile, both TV and film, and can't wait for a good, inexpensive home 4k solution.

3 comments on “G5 RAID problems

  1. David Barker

    Damn Macs, never work properly, you always have to reboot or reinstall the OS and even the applications too.

    O for an OS that works!

  2. rae Post author

    I left my PowerBook doing an rsync overnight of my “Music” directory to Luisa’s nice free hard disk space. It’s still not finished. Something like 72 GB. I should really burn those video podcasts to DVD and delete them. Just *one* episode of Diggnation can be over 300 MB.. and they’re up to episode 38! (I have them all)

    I am such a packrat.. just like my Dad. πŸ™‚

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