Upgrading Harddrive - Help needed!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Shaun.P, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

    Shaun.P

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    I recently received a G3 iMac from eBay and I went ahead and installed a Seagate Barracuda 80GB harddrive. So I started the computer up, with the Panther CDs in and pressed 'C'. I went into Disk Utility and it sees the drive:

    Connection Bus - ATA
    Connection Type - Internal
    Connection ID - Device 0
    Write status - Read/Write

    I clicked the erase tab to erase the hard drive and called it 'Untitled'. 'Untitled' mounted, and I went back to the Mac OS X installer. But my drive called 'Untitled' has a bid red exclaimation mark on it. I clicked on it and it says 'You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume. You cannot start up your computer using this volume."

    How do I resolve this? Is it a faulty HD?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Shaun.P thread starter macrumors 68000

    Shaun.P

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    I restarted the computer, and it is detecting the drive now. But I can hear a loud buzz from it, and it's a Seagate Barracuda - which is meant to be silent!
     

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