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Old Nov 9, 2009, 04:38 PM   #1
Altarf09
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Powerbook Hard Drive Issues

I recently replaced my hard drive on my Powerbook G4. I tried to load the OS with the original model specific grey disk that I got when I bought my notebook. When I get to the part where I have to choose the destination where the OS needs to be installed I don't see my hard drive on the display for me to select. The box is empty.
I opened disk utility to see if it will recognize my hard drive and I do see a 60Gb hard drive on it.

Any idea why this is happening?

Thank you.
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Old Nov 9, 2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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I recently replaced my hard drive on my Powerbook G4. I tried to load the OS with the original model specific grey disk that I got when I bought my notebook. When I get to the part where I have to choose the destination where the OS needs to be installed I don't see my hard drive on the display for me to select. The box is empty.
I opened disk utility to see if it will recognize my hard drive and I do see a 60Gb hard drive on it.

Any idea why this is happening?

Thank you.
You need to initialize the hard drive. In Disk Utility, click on the disk, then click on the "erase" tab that appears, and format the disk as HFS+ Extended (Journaled).
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