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twoodcc
Sep 7, 2006, 05:51 PM
i've decided to reinstall OS X on my powerbook, but i'm having trouble.

i can't partition or erase using disk utility from the cd....it says it's trying but it just sits there

when i try to do a erase and install, it stays at "preparing the disk"

what should i try?



PlaceofDis
Sep 7, 2006, 05:53 PM
if you have another mac you could boot in FW disk mode and try that computer's Disk Utility i suppose.

this is what i had to do with my aging powerbook whose Optical drive is going slowly and didn't like the disk.

i also then re-installed off of my iMac in FW target mode.

twoodcc
Sep 7, 2006, 05:55 PM
if you have another mac you could boot in FW disk mode and try that computer's Disk Utility i suppose.

this is what i had to do with my aging powerbook whose Optical drive is going slowly and didn't like the disk.

i also then re-installed off of my iMac in FW target mode.

how exactly do i do that?

thanks

twoodcc
Sep 7, 2006, 06:00 PM
thanks, i figured it out. i was able to erase it that way, so we'll see if i can get Tiger installed.

thanks, lifesaver