Bought Mac os x snow leopard.. NO WHERE TO INSTALL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aaronp1994, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. aaronp1994 macrumors newbie

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    so i went out and bought a copy of Mac OS X Snow leopard and i tried installing it and it works till the screen comes up where i have to "select where you want to install"...... and there is no selection for my blank hard drive..?

    HELP
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    You need to go to the 'utilities' section and choose 'Disk Utility' to format the hard drive first.
     
  3. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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    Is this a new hdd you have in there? Because there should be a drive listed there
     
  4. aaronp1994 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    People keep telling me to format it ... i think i have? im not sure quite.. how to do it? step by step instructions would be nice.. pleasE?
     
  5. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    is your drive mac os extended journaled?

    go to disk utility, select your drive, and format it.

    please note that formatting it will erase all data, so backup all of that drive's data if you have any.
     

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  6. aaronp1994 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i noticed that u clicked a different one that wasnt mac os extended journeled?

    should i click journaled?

    then what? i click erase?
     
  7. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    yes, click for mac os extended then hit the erase button ;)
     
  8. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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    You don't want MS-DOS FAT for your boot drive! You want Mac OS Extended Journaled. The first option. Name your harddrive while you are at it - do this before you erase the harddrive.

    After this is all done you should return to the installation part and everything should be in order.
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Why? Just for an upgrade?
     
  10. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    No, not for just an upgrade. Read the OP please.

     

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