Help with reinstalling Mac OSx after HD replace!!

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  1. nyjets19 macrumors newbie

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    I've replaced my hard drive (im on a diff laptop right now), but how do I then install the MacOsx ?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Insert your Mac OS X disc and then power on the computer, once your hear the "bong" sound hold down the "c" key until it presents you with the Mac OS X language selection screen. From there it is pretty straightforward to install the OS :)
     
  3. nyjets19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there some sort of hard disk calibration i need to do? When it asks where I want to install Mac OS x im not getting anything
     
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  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Go to the Utilities menu and open Disk Utility. Your drive should show up on the left. Click it and hit Erase then format with HFS+, journaling doesn't really matter. Format.

    Then try your install.
     
  6. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    What they said ^

    Just boot from the CD, When it boots select erase as HFS+ and then go through the steps for installation. It should take around 20 minutes.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Load the OS X DVD as already said, and open Disk Utility. If this is a brand new drive you installed, most likely it has no partition scheme, so you will need to set a partition scheme before you can format it. To do this, follow the directions after opening Disk Utility:
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    After you complete the these steps, you can close Disk Utility and continue installing OS X.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    ^^^ wow alphaod went through a lot of work there. you are always so helpful. this image should be saved and labeled as a sticky.
     
  9. nyjets19 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you everyone so much. I'm a first time Mac user with little knowledge of the OS besides basic functions so I was really stuck. Now I am happily running my laptop with 4 Gb RAM and a 500Gb HD! Thanks, and happy Mac-ing!
     
  10. Pegasus665 macrumors member

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    Just want to also say thanks will come in useful when I come to do the same.
     

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