installation hell

Discussion in 'macOS' started by abc123, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. abc123 macrumors 6502

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    installing os x on the replacement hard drive in my powerbook is proving to be more difficult that i originally thought.

    i've tried both my powerbook restore disks and my tiger disk and i get the same problem both times. when i get to the "choose destination" stage, there are no choices, even after waiting > 5 minutes (i know sometimes this stage takes a little while). when i run disk utility though, the disk shows up.

    would erasing it help or anything? and if so, what should i select the volume format as?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yes, you have to erase (or format) the drive with Disk Utility before you install OSX -- choose HFS+ or Mac OS Extended as your type.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I can't recall, but you may have to create a partition, prior to formatting. Man, it's been awhile since I've been in that position.
     
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    Nermal

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    Choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. Go to the Erase tab and erase the entire disk (use Extended Journalised formatting). You should then be able to install onto it :)
     
  5. abc123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes that worked fine. i figured that would have been it but i was reluctant to just try incase i messed something up when choosing which format to use.

    thanks for the help, its greatly appreciated.
     

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