Format internal hard drive as a start up disc?

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  1. ipoppy macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I got an eMac with failed hard drive which I am about to replace. The problem is that all hard drives available out there need to be formatted first for Mac. So the question is how can I format new internal hard drive in the computer, which is going to be used as a start up disc the same time? Is that can be done? Or do I have to mount it as a external one and format it that way (that will required me to buy ATA connector which I try to avoid.?

    Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    With any retail system install disc or eMac system restore disc. Start up from the DVD.
     
  3. ipoppy thread starter macrumors 6502

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