Help installing 10.3 on newly installed hard drive...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by apple4life, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. apple4life macrumors member

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    #1
    Please help, I just successfully installed a new 5400rpm HD on my 1ghz iBook and I don't know what to do to the hard drive to allow 10.3 to be installed.... I figured it needs fromatting so I used disk utilty to "erase" it but at the point of choosing a disk for installation, the disk has a red exclamation point and it says 10.3 can't be installed there....

    ....help! What am I missing? Thanks so much for you help...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    You need to format the drive by erasing it first (under the Erase tab). Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or something to that effect from the Volume Format menu. :)
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    ... unless it's an Upgrade version of 10.3?, in which case you need 10.2 installed first.
     

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