HD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by printspat, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. printspat macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2010
    I installed a new internal hard drive on my 17 inch macbook pro, connected my time machine with latest backup, inserted the osx installation disk while holding down the option key and followed the prompts through selecting the backup source. The next step is to select the hard drive, but it does not see my new hard drive, although it does show up in disk utilities. What am I not doing?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Did you erase and format the drive using Disk Utility?
    It has to be formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. Pagga macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2009
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    Did the same thing today myself.
    I had to partition the new HD in a new single volume, then format it.
    All worked like a charm.
    Later there were other problems though ...
    (see other post)

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