Help with Hard drive install

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sillyuser, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. sillyuser macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Can you please help me as I am having and have had so many problems its easier just to get to the point and tell you the mess I am in now.
    Have Macbook pro, bought second hand.
    Put "new" hard drive in that had been formatted on a windows machine with macdrive 8 in the MAC OS EXTENDED (hsf+) format.
    Old hard drive is not accessible at all.
    Do I need to do anything else to the hard disk to enable the system to "see it" or does this happen when I boot from my OS DVD/CD which will be Snow Leopard, (I am yet to buy it)
    Please help me if you can because I am not ashamed to say that I have no idea, even after reading through forums and googling for two days.
    :confused::eek:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If there were any problems with the Macdrive formatting you'll have a chance to re-do it when you prepare to install from the disc.
     
  3. sillyuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what you are saying is that, I dont need to do anything else to the hard drive and that when I get my snow leopard and boot holding down the option key, that the disk utility and everything will run off the DVD?
    I am sorry, but you can probably work out here I am pretty clueless
    :(
     
  4. SlickShoes macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can run disk utility direct from the snow leopard DVD. From there you can format the new HDD however you like.
     
  5. sillyuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OMG
    Thank you so much, I am very much relieved.
    Now to give it a go tomorrow when I go buy the OS.
    I will repost if I have any more problems.
    Thank you
    :eek:
     

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