OS X :: Formatting SD Card To DOS FAT 16?

Nov 12, 2008

I accidentally reformatted my Sandisk SD card for my camera. Is there anyway to format it back to DOS FAT 16? I tried doing it in my camera and it didn't work.

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MacBook :: Formatting SD Card As Mac Os?

Nov 11, 2009

is it ok and possible to reformat an sd card to mac os instead of fat 32 like with an external hdd

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OS X :: 32Gb SD Card Formatting Error / GUID

Jul 27, 2009

I currently am on an early 08 Macbook Pro 17". 2.4ghz with 4gb of RAM.

I've recently purchased a 32gb SDHC card. Trying to create a bootable emergency drive with os installed on it.

I plugged it into my Mac via usb adapter and it mounted fine. Was formatted as Fat-32. So went to disk utility and reformatted as 1 partition, GUID, Mac Os Extended (journaled), to make it a bootable disk for the os. When doing this it appeared to complete fine, but disappeared from my desktop. No longer showing up in finder. Still mounts in disk utility though. Tried different ports, rebooting, and reformatting,, with no resolve. Reformatted it back to Master Boot Record/ Ms Dos, and it mounts again fine in Finder. Can drag data to it with no issue.

Reformatted again as GUID and again it disappeared from Finder and desktop. This is where I'm confused...In Disk Util it completes the formatting and shows Map Scheme as GUID and journaled. The odd thing is that on the left where disks are mounted it shows the indented partition as disk3s2. Even though I've renamed it when formatting. It will maintain the name formatting back to Fat32, but not with GUID. Also if I try to repair disk it fails. " Disk Utility stopped repairing �disk3s2� because the following error was encountered:

Filesystem verify or repair failed."Does not fail doing repair as Fat32.

Figured I would just try to install Os anyways and booted to install disk. When booted to Os it did list the SD card as an optional drive, but had the exclamation point listed as not being in correct format. Instructs to reformat as GUID. Went to disk util and reformatted and it disapears from select a destination.

My questions are.. am I missing something technical about these cards and formating as GUID?
Why will this mount in Finder and also in the destination screen for install if its formatted as FAT32, but wont show up in either as GUID?
Why does it show disk3s2 similar to windows partitions, even though it was formatted as GUID and renamed?

Not sure if I'm having an actual hardware issue with card, or have to do something to modify this to be useable. Tried this on a newer iMac with same result.

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PowerPC :: Upgrade Internal Airport Extreme Card Instead Of Using PC Card Adapter?

May 27, 2009

I would like to upgrade my 17" Powerbook G4 to wireless n, but I'd like to upgrade the internal airport extreme card instead of using a PC Card adapter.

Are there any options for this?Will this airport extreme card from early model MBPs work?

my specs:
17" pwrbk Hi-res
1.67 G4
late 2005 model: Powerbook 5,9

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MacBook Air :: It Won't Recognize Class 10 SD Card From Card Reader Or From Nikon D5100

Mar 2, 2012

I simply can't take any of my pictures off of my SD card. I've tried using the USB cable that came with the camera itself, as well as a USB card reader. iPhoto, and the laptop itself does not recognize the card, or that there is any device mounted at all. I've also tried checking "External Disks" in Finder Preferences, didn't seem to work.

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Black Nuts

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MacBook Air :: Maximum Storage Capacity Card Available For SD Card Slot?

Oct 31, 2010

If you have a 13" 2010 MacBook Air with the SD card slot, and you are looking for a card to expand the capacity of your MacBook Air, what is the max capacity card currently available that you can use in this slot. I hear that they have new cards with capacities of up to 2TB, but are these cards compatible with the SD card slot on the MacBook Air? (SDXC 2TB cards)

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Mac Pro :: PCI Slots - Remove The Bottom Card For The Older Card To Work?

Dec 21, 2008

I'm in need of some guidance. It took me a little while to get my GTX280 into the 1st slot in my mac pro but I'm just wondering,

In order to boot into os x can I just leave the 280 in the 1st slot and put the old 7300 gt in the 2nd slot ?

Then I can turn the power off from the 280 and it will default to the 2nd slot rite? Or must I remove the bottom (280) card for the older card to work?

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IMac :: Interference Between Airport Card / Wifi - Graphic Card

Apr 24, 2009

How certain are we that (physical?) interference between the airport card/wifi and the graphics card can be cured with a download, and not actual hardware fix/repair? I mean, I know technology is advancing rapidly, but I'm not sure I can believe that a download can solve the issue that the 4850s are experiencing.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Read Micro SD Card Via SD Card Adaptor?

Jul 26, 2010

I have a 2010 13" MBP, and have just realised that I'm unable to read my Micro SD card when I pop it into a SD card adaptor and attempt to read via the inbuilt SD card slot. It works fine on my XP netbook though.

Has anyone encountered this problem? Is it normal? Is there any way around it?

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OS X :: How To Install After Formatting Hdd

Nov 14, 2008

I try to install it and i get the error cannot install on this computer. I assumed this is because I had a newer version of leopard on it so I erased the data on the drive through disk utility but its still giving me the error!

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OS X :: Formatting And Cloning New Hdd

Jan 3, 2009

I got a new hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. When i plug it in, i get a notice saying that the new device is not readable. what i'm trying to do is clone my old drive to the new one using SuperDuper, then take the new drive out of the external enclosure and put it in my macbook. someone told me i need to set up your new drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition map scheme before you try to clone to it as clones don't work with the PC format/partition map that they normally come with new.

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OS X :: Formatting Floppies On A Mac?

Jul 28, 2009

I have a bunch of old floppy disks with date and photos on them. If I want to format them and remove the data how do I do that on my iMac? ( I have an external floppy disk drive). On windows it was pretty simple to do but not sure how to do it on a Mac. Do you use disk utility?

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IMac :: Formatting An SSD Hdd

Aug 7, 2009

Im on holiday right now and taking advantage of the currency exchange rate. Anyway i have this problem...

I want to install an SSD into my mac mini, the SSD does not come pre-formatted into mac's format type (i think its gui extended or something similar).

How can i format this drive in mac format without a mac, all i have is my windows laptop and i dont know if it can format a drive for mac.

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OS X :: Runcore SSD Not Formatting?

Nov 5, 2009

I just got a new 128GB Runcore SSD for my MacBook Air today and I've been running into some problems with it. It came preformatted to FAT32 which wouldn't work to copy all the data over to and boot from, obviously. So, I tried opening Disk Utility to format it and it gets about halfway through before it just stops all progress and no progress is had after that.

After verifying the same case on my MacBook Air and my MacBook Pro, I decided to see if it would work via Terminal. So I typed in the command "diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ untitled disk3" with disk3 being the SSD. I've let it sit for a few minutes now and it is still trying to unmount the disk.

Any ideas as to how I can format this hard drive and go from misery to glee on my MacBook Air?


Ok, I've unplugged and replugged in the SSD and tried the terminal command again. This time it is getting further, but still not completing the task:

Formatting disk3s2 as Mac OS Extended with name untitled

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OS X :: Formatting And Reinstalling OSX?

Feb 9, 2010

I've been getting slowness, beachballs, and overheating/loud fans over the last few weeks. It feels like it's getting worse by the day. I want to reinstall and get a fresh start. (Btw, I was on Leopard and upgraded to SL...I'm hoping a fresh SL will clear up most of my problems.)

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OS X :: Formatting A Usb Drive

Mar 24, 2010

I am having the biggest trouble with a usb drive.

A while ago i needed to format a usb drive to have a bootable linux image on it because a server at work didnt have a optical drive. So i had a big fight with my usb drive to make it bootable and at the end it all worked fine.

Anyway now i need the usb drive and i cant write to it because its read only and diskutil doesnt let me do anything to it...

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Hardware :: Formatting A New Hdd?

Jan 17, 2006

recently experienced major data loss, brought in internal 80GB Seagate HD from my G4 2x800 Quicksilver to a data recovery outfit, which managed to recover most of my data and copy it to a new Seagate 250GB IDE "ST3250823A". Recovery was done via a PC system, which easily showed data totaling approx. 48GB.

Try as I may, can't mount, verify or repair new HD with OSX 10.3 Disk Utility. Resigned to have data copied to new drive, meanwhile trying to reformat (zero-out) this 250GB drive, I get a one partition MAC OS Extended (Journaled) drive of 125.6GB! Yet, I saw with own eyes this drive mounted on PC system as a 232GB drive.

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Mac Pro :: Wireless Card - Can't Find Networks And Airport Card

Apr 14, 2009

I bought my Mac Pro as a refurb from Apple, but it didn't come with the wireless card built in. This didn't bother me because at my old apartment my computer was near the router so I just wired it up by ethernet. I just moved into a new place and my computer isn't within router distance and I don't want to run a bunch of cable. My boss gave me a card to plug into Apple wifi card spot and OSX found the card and showed some airport info, but it didn't find any networks and if I run the Airport Utility it says it can't find an airport card. So I assume it's not compatible. What are my options? Oh yeah, I found this on ebay. Sound reliable? [URL:....]

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Apr 18, 2012

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OS X :: Formatting A Drive To NTSF?

Nov 3, 2010

I know Macs don't play nice with NTSF drive and I don't need to do anything with it, other then to plug in a new 1.5TB drive I have and convert it into NTSF so I can plug it into my server.

Anyway I can format it because Disk Utility only gives you Fat32

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MacBook :: Mac Slow Even After Formatting?

Dec 28, 2010

First off I would like to say that I did try searching (I know it's hard to believe that coming from a member with no posts) but its difficult to search for my problem because I don't really know how to describe it in keywords and get results. This probably isn't the right section but once again I'm not really sure how to describe my problem.

Here is the story. I primarily use Windows 7 on my computer through Bootcamp. (I also have Linux Mint 10 on my computer, don't think either of these are part of the problem but I thought I should let you know) I have had both of these installed for a while, and switch between them with no problems until yesterday. I booted into Snow Leopard (10.6.5) to update my iPhone firmware. The first time I booted into it, it would only load my wallpaper. I rebooted and this time I got my dock and task bar, but was unable to do anything other than move the mouse. I got right down to business and started the formatting process. I put the Snow Leopard disk in, but that somehow kicked my computer into action. I was able to use it, but it was very slow. So I uninstalled my themes thinking this was the problem. the themes required me to log off so I did that but it froze from there. Then I rebooted and tried the Snow Leopard disk trick again. It didn't work, but my computer was responsive after a few minutes (I don't think the disk had anything to do with it becoming responsive either, just think my computer was being slow) After that I ran Onyx thinking it would fix all of my problems. It didn't.

From here I started the formatting process. The first time around I really messed up (it was 2am and I had only gotten three hours of sleep, give me a break) instead of doing a clean install I accidentally did an upgrade. I woke up to find my computer still being it's slow self. I then spent the entire day today, formatting, reinstalling multiple times. It was slow even when I didn't restore from a backup. No matter what I would do my Mac would be unbearably slow (it wouldn't even load the welcome video, just show a blue screen while playing the music)

Here is the part that baffles me. My Windows partition still works (haven't tried my Linux Partition but I assume it also works) I don't think that my multiple partitions are the problem because I have had them all working since about July (I even upgraded Linux 9 to 10 two months ago without a problem)

I don't think I'm technologically inept but this is beyond me. My next step will be to replace my hard drive, but I have low hopes for that doing much, unless bad sectors are my problem (dunno if that could even be a culprit)

Hopefully I can fix this problem without sending it into Apple. I do have Apple Care but I doubt that warranty actually does anything, they'll just blame it on me so I have to spend another $1,000 to fix it or buy a new computer. Lets just say it won't be another Mac.

I have the late 2008 aluminum MacBook (non pro) intel core 2 duo

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OS X :: No Images And Formatting Out On Certain Websites

Nov 5, 2008

I have recently moved my Mac Pro from my work to my home, and since moving I am experiencing problems with certain webpages. There are no images and the formatting of the pages are completely out. I am using Firefox and have tried Safari so thats not the problem. Windows and Pcs are fine threw the same wireless lan & internet connection.

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OS X :: Formatting Seagate Freeagent For Osx?

Dec 24, 2008

I've just bought a new Seagate Freeagent drive to replace my old one. I remember I had to follow a procedure to change it from FAT32 to OSX Extended, when I just press erase I get an error.

Can anyone help? I'm going out of my mind here.

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OS X :: Can Leopard Partition Without Formatting?

May 16, 2009

I need to install leopard onto my laptop using a disc image and need to create a partition on my FW drive. I heard leopard can do this with out formatting.

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OS X :: Formatting And Zeroing Out Data?

Jul 27, 2009

just a lil information needed here. It seems to me that everytime i format and zero out my external harddrive the time needed to zero it out gets longer andd longer, the first time took roughly 3 hours, then it jumped to 5 and now its at 7 hours. is this normal??? why is this happening am i damaging the drive by zeroing it out?

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OS X :: Formatting Extra Internal Hdd?

Oct 6, 2009

I'm running a Dual 2.5 Ghz Power PC G5 with OS X 10.4.9.

This morning I tried to install a second internal hard drive, that will not be a startup disk. Its going to be used as a scratch disk for video and photo work. The drive is: WD Caviar Black SATA.

After installing the drive into the lower drive bay, I turned the computer back on and it said it couldn't recognize it. I clicked "intialize..." And now I'm in disk utility not really sure what to do. I have the DVD for OS 10.5.6. Apparently I need to format the disk? I don't really know what that entails. I'm not really prepared to update my startup disks OS. Can I still format the secondary drive with the newer software? How does one "format" a disk anyway?

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OS X :: Formatting USB Flash Drive?

Oct 14, 2009

I am trying to format a 4gb USb flash drive and I just can't seem to figure out how. I saw some people say you have to empty the trash while the drive is plugged in, but that doesn't seem to work either.

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OS X :: Copy And Paste Without Formatting

Jan 25, 2010

Just a real stupid question. Is there a generic way to copy and paste between applications without copying the formatting? If I copy from a website in safari to Excel (for example). The cells in Excel will be formatted exactly the same as on the website including different fonts, and sizes. But often I just want the text, not the formatting. Is there an easy way to do this?

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Mac Pro :: Low Level Formatting - Repairs On Mac?

May 12, 2010

Is it possible to low level format some drives on a Mac? Seems Seagate doesn't have any disctools for Mac, it's all PC... Incase anyone is wondering... I did try it on the PC but there seems to be some oddities, the Seagate drive I'm trying to fix won't play ball with the WD system drive You'd think in this day and age, there wouldn't be any compatibility issues, right?

So... As a last resort, would it be possible to do HD repairs via a Mac either in Snow Leopard or via VMware and Winblowz?

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OS X :: Formatting Flash Drive For Mac And PC?

Jun 23, 2010

So my exact problem is that I usually use my Flash between my Mac and other PCs. And I just installed OSX Snow Leopard from my 8GB Kingston Flash. Now I know to use Disk Utility to reformat to MS-DOS (FAT) to be able to to use it between the to OSs again.

So I do that but PCs won't read it and ask me to reformat it again. I'd happily do that cuz I know as long as it's in FAT or FAT32 the two OSs will be able to read and write from each other. But the PC only recognizes 200 mb and when I do reformat it on the PC there are now 2 different Partitions. One being the PC's 200 mb in FAT and the other Mac's almost 8GB MS-DOS.

I've tried a few different things too. I've tried Partitioning the whole thing over again int MS-DOS after having erased everything. Which I see only causes the Flash drive to shrink from 8.01 GB to 7.80GB and still isn't readable by a PC.

Then I tried Erasing it to free space but PCs still don't recognize it and still ask me to reformat the 200mb is sees on the Flash.

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