With my new toy LaCie 1TB I have been backing up loads of files and photos.
There are 2 problems at the moment.
1 The Hard Disk in the G4 iMac on OS10.2.8 was happy to be called "iMac Hard Disk" ever since the HD was replaced years ago.
Now it has somehow been renamed " -* " but not by me, as far as I know.
Can I rename it with the old name, or "Macintosh HD" or similar?
Looking at the HD info. it gives owner as 'system' and group as 'admin' and the lock icon is ON i.e. LOCKED.
Are there any reasons why I should not rename this HD?
If it is OK to do so, how do I rename it?
2 There are nominally 5 different users on the iMac.
Most of the files are for one user, myself.
When I try to backup the whole lot onto the LaCie, I get the little red disk 'No Access' symbols adjacent to the folders and files of the other users.
Full marks to OSX for security, but how do people with more than one user on a Mac go about backup?
Does each user in turn have to login and just copy his folders and files to the external drive?
Have I missed something obvious?