Help with installation

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  1. ex71 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I recently tried to install windows on my macbook and somehow I screwed up and everything is erased. I took my mac to the Apple store and they told me I had to re-install OS X on my computer, which seemed easy enough. When I put the disc in, everything was ok until I got to the "Select Destination" part. According to the directions on several websites the options key at the bottom is where I need to go to continue, but it doesn't work, the only key that can be clicked on is go back. What am I doing wrong? I am an idiot when it comes to this kind of stuff so any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Brandon
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    If you formatted the Mac partition doing the Windows install, you need to re-format in HFS+.

    Boot from the Leopard DVD, and before beginning the guided installation, choose Disk Utility from the menus at the top. Erase the drive, selecting HFS+ as the format.

    Once that's done, reboot again from the DVD and install Mac OS as per your preferences.
     

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  3. ex71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried this and it is still not working. Anything else I can do??

    Thanks
     
  4. ex71 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I tried this all it shows on the left hand side is the 232.9 gb fujitsu mhy220bh media disk and under that it says disk0. Below that it says Matshita DVD-R UJ-857e and it says Mac OS X Install Disc 1.

    When I click on disk0 it says its formated in Windows NT File System (NTFS), which doesn't look right.
     

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