help with reinstalling on powerbook!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by twoodcc, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    i've decided to reinstall OS X on my powerbook, but i'm having trouble.

    i can't partition or erase using disk utility from the cd....it says it's trying but it just sits there

    when i try to do a erase and install, it stays at "preparing the disk"

    what should i try?
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    if you have another mac you could boot in FW disk mode and try that computer's Disk Utility i suppose.

    this is what i had to do with my aging powerbook whose Optical drive is going slowly and didn't like the disk.

    i also then re-installed off of my iMac in FW target mode.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    how exactly do i do that?

    thanks
     
  4. thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks, i figured it out. i was able to erase it that way, so we'll see if i can get Tiger installed.

    thanks, lifesaver
     

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