OS X Install error

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacFace, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. MacFace macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2007
    Hello to all, I'm new here :)

    I hope someone can help with my dilemma.

    I bought a Macbook (love it) and had it for a bit, when i found out i could try out Bootcamp to dual boot OSX and Windows (incase i needed it)
    I installed Vista no problem, but I'm sure i did something wrong as it ate my OSX completely wiping it off. So there i was with a Macbook running Vista :mad:

    I got windows off finally, formatted the drive, and i just went to reinstall OSX form the discs that came with my Macbook, but i keep getting the errors:

    localhost: Cannot make disk bootable at this stage.
    localhost: Install failed: Couldn't prepare volume for installation.

    So pretty much i have a Macbook with no OS on it hehe

    any ideas would be much appreciated.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    This error is probably the result of choosing the wrong partition scheme for your MacBook's hard drive. You need to choose "GUID Partition Scheme" when formatting. This can be found in the options under the partition tab of Disk Utility. Once this is done, your disk should be bootable, and Mac OS X should install properly.

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