Help installing 10.3 on newly installed hard drive...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by apple4life, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. apple4life macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2004
    Please help, I just successfully installed a new 5400rpm HD on my 1ghz iBook and I don't know what to do to the hard drive to allow 10.3 to be installed.... I figured it needs fromatting so I used disk utilty to "erase" it but at the point of choosing a disk for installation, the disk has a red exclamation point and it says 10.3 can't be installed there....! What am I missing? Thanks so much for you help...
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You need to format the drive by erasing it first (under the Erase tab). Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) or something to that effect from the Volume Format menu. :)
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    ... unless it's an Upgrade version of 10.3?, in which case you need 10.2 installed first.

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