Formating new mac hardrive...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by ooagentbender, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. ooagentbender macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2002
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me just how to go about formating my hardrive on my new powerbook. I was told that doing so and then reinstalling the OS is a good idea. Any help is much appreciated.
  2. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Re: Formating new mac hardrive...

    Boot from your OS (jaguar?) disc?

    Go to disk utilities....

    Go to Format/Erase Disc.....

    After that just reinstall the System....

    Hopefully that answers your question....
  3. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    Or you could use the software restore CD's, boot from Disk 1, when you are about to restore it gives you an option to erase the HD

    That is how it is if the CD boots up on OS 9. I would expect it to be the same if the restore CD boots up from OS X.

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