Installing on new volume?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Djliftinlive, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Djliftinlive macrumors newbie

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    I have a Powerbook G4 15" and I'm trying to install Leopard onto another external HD of mine. So I use Disk Utility, make a partition (I don't have to option for HFS, so I choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and it creates the partition no problem.

    I open up the DVD package, find the installer follow the steps but when I get up to choosing which volume to install Leo too it won't allow me to select my newly formatted drive and gives me this error "You cannot install mac os x on this volume. mac osx cannot start up from this volume". I have tried iPartition and HFS option, and used a Boot OSX partition option but still the same problem.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What partition map did you use? Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is the correct format. Where did you get Leopard from? :)
     
  3. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Exactly. (P.S. can I have a copy (LOL))

    Dave :cool:
     
  4. Djliftinlive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Uhhh where do I find out which partition map I used?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In the Partitions tab on Disk Utility, have it as Apple Partition Map on PPC Macs and GUID on Intels. :)
     
  6. Djliftinlive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh under options ya there are 3 options

    GUID partition table
    Apple Partition map
    Master boot record

    it's selected as the second - Apple partition map
     

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