formatted my whole drive, now can't install osx

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Os Xp, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Well, I formatted my entire disk and repartitioned it to 1. So I figured: "ok now to install OSX". Nope. When I click the volume there is a red "!" and it says I can't install it there. ..... Any tips at all?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    Utah
    #2
    What did you format it as?
     
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    maverick808

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    #3
    Rebuild the partition table using Disk Utility from the install cd. Make sure you pick GUID for the partion type.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Why didn't you just use the Boot Camp application to dynamically resize your OS X partition? Anyhow; make sure you formatted the drive with a GUID partition scheme. OS X on intel won't install on anything else. If that doesnt work try running disk utility again from the install disk to make sure it's cleaned up any remnant files.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Thanks alot, PHEW that was scary!
     

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