New HD install, MACBOOK

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mashinhead, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    So i installed it and i'm trying to format it.
    I replaced it, put in the install disk and booted from the cd, now its looking for a place to install, and the hd doesn't show up.

    how do i tell its in properly when i put it back in. Do i hear a click or something, cos its not showing up.?
  2. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
    In the setup at the top you have options. I can't remember what it is called but one of them will take you into the disk utility and you can format the drive. I had this same issue when I replaced a drive in an iBook G4. As soon as I formatted it with disk utility everything worked beautifully.
  3. mashinhead thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003

    Sweetness, Thanks its called utilies btw.

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