Partioning a hard drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by briona, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. briona macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have been tring to install OS X on a G4 Mac but I am having some problems.

    -The hard drive used to have OS X on it.
    -It has since been removed, FDisked on a PC.
    -I am tring to put OS X back on but the partioning tool in the installer can't seem to do anything with the drive now. When I try to partion the drive with the installer I get an error saying it can't dismount the partition even though there is nothing there, and I have booted from CD.
    -I have also tried putting the HD in an older G3 as a second HD to try partioning it, but that just locks up without an error
    -With Fdisk, I have tried both removing all partions and creating an unformated Dos partions with the same results.

    Any thought on how I can get this HD partioned so I can reinstall the OS?
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like the drive needs replacing.
     
  3. brendan67 macrumors member

    brendan67

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    Apr 30, 2005
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    hard drive

    hey

    try this

    URL=http://http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html]

    regards :cool:
     

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