Hard drive recognition size and mounting problem
I building a hot rod Beige G3 for a customer. I've built one of these for him before but forgotten a lot about these machines because it's been ten years +. Using 10.2.8. Sonnet 1GHz G4 CPU. 768 Megs of RAM. Bus one, a 120 HD formatted 2 partition to a 7.5 GB with the systems on it and 112 GB as storage. The second hard drive, 500 Megs, was formatted on a MDD to be able to see past the 128 Meg limit. System profiler sees the drive as a 128 but won't mount it. The drive is set to master and the DVD set to slave. I seem to remember there were three different ROMs for this machine but don't remember why. Anyone have a better memory than me? I hope so.
It took a month or trial and error but I now have the answer.