How can I install Philips HDD SDE3273FC on MacBook OS X? When I attach it, it shows up on the desktop but cannot be modified. It says read only. There is a folder on the disk called 'System Volume Information'. Inside is a file called 'MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase' which I cannot open.
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The MAC is not recognizing HDD because it may not be in FAT or MAC OS X Journeled Format. Please Follow below steps to Reformat the HDD to make it Compatible with MAC.
1. Connect the HDD. 2. Open Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities 3. On left side of Disk Utility you'll find your HDD. 4. Click on HDD and select the Format TAB. 5. Reformat the HDD in FAT Format. 6. Click Apply. 7. Done.
That is because the macbook can't interface with it. Windows is a much more common OS than OS X, therefore most manufacturers focus on providing windows drivers. On top of that, Apple doesn't like to support things that it didn't make(and overcharge you for). So there is no driver for it on OS X, therefor the macbook has no way to communicate with it.
If there is no HDD or any other boot device the BIOS will always be present. This problem occurs if you haven't installed any Operating System on the HDD. So when the computer is booting it finds no booting device files and that's why showing error message. Format your HDD and install OS to boot smoothly. But if you have HDD with OS still this error happening then it might be a reason of corrupt system files which are required during booting or it may be the case that your HDD is damaged and cannot boot from there. If your HDD is damaged and still showing on the BIOS it may happen because it is detecting as a device but the as the device is damaged is cannot boot from it. Check these steps to solve your issue.
This is a sign that the startup disk can't be found.
When you power on the computer, try holding down the "alt" key or "option" key on your keyboard.
Then after a while, it should ask you to select the location of the operating system. Select your macintosh HD. Everything should load as normal.
If this doesn't work, insert the install cd's and hold down "c" instead. This will load the cd with mac os x on it. You can then install the operating system. Please make sure you have backups. Unless the option to simply upgrade or repair your mac pops up, you will loose your files following this method.
It is on your os problem. Insert your OS installer. You don't have to install a fresh copy but you can repair your previous OS installation. Make sure you have set your boot sequence to CD, floppy and last HDD. You can now reinstall your drivers after doing that.