Broken HD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jdiggity03, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. jdiggity03 macrumors newbie

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    i replaced my failed HD but when i try and boot from the install disc when it comes time to select a destination to install the OS it doesnt show any options. but i am able to go to my system profiler and it shows the new drive i put in. can anyone help me
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    When you boot from the Installer DVD and after you select your language, you need to choose Disk Utility from the Utilities menu bar. When it launches, you need to initialize the drive by clicking on it (and not any partitions that might be below and indented), then click on the Partition tab, choose 1 volume from the pull-down (or more, if you like), then click on the Options button and choose GUID if you have an Intel Mac, or Apple Partition Table if you have a PowerPC Mac. After initialization, the drive should show up in the Installer.
     
  3. jdiggity03 thread starter macrumors newbie

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