Erasing Mac Mini's HD help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by nickelbackmac, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2006
    Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
    Yeah, a member here and I are trading my Mac Mini for his Powerbook 17". The Powerbook is here and perfect, so my wife and I are happy, and he will be getting my Mac Mini Intel. So, I booted the Mac OS X DVD's for the Mini, and went to erase the disk. It just says "Unmounting disk", forever. Does it normally take long, or should I quit? If I do, it says it could mess up the HD, and I don't want to send the guy a Mini with a messed up hard drive.

    So when should it stop saying "Unmounting disk" ?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Something's wrong. Since you're reformatting the drive anyway, I'd pull the power and start again. Boot from the discs, erase your hard drive and reformat it. :)

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