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mrrogers
Jan 7, 2006, 09:58 AM
I am replacing a failed hard drive on my ibook g4. after replacing the hard drice how would i install the operating system OS X onto this new drive?



dops7107
Jan 7, 2006, 10:02 AM
I am replacing a failed hard drive on my ibook g4. after replacing the hard drice how would i install the operating system OS X onto this new drive?

Just pop in the OS X DVD and allow it to boot. Then you can format the drive in HFS+ format before installing OS X.

Of course, it should (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=171183) be that simple!

mrrogers
Jan 7, 2006, 10:07 AM
thanks.. that sure is refreshing

jimsowden
Jan 7, 2006, 10:09 AM
Hold down C when the disc is in the drive, which will boot from it. Then open disk utility, select your new HD from the source list on the left, erase and continute the installer.

mrrogers
Jan 8, 2006, 01:57 AM
Hold down C when the disc is in the drive, which will boot from it. Then open disk utility, select your new HD from the source list on the left, erase and continute the installer.

just the os x tiger disk i bought?

California
Jan 8, 2006, 02:57 AM
just the os x tiger disk i bought?
yes