help with reinstalling on powerbook!

twoodcc

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Feb 3, 2005
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i've decided to reinstall OS X on my powerbook, but i'm having trouble.

i can't partition or erase using disk utility from the cd....it says it's trying but it just sits there

when i try to do a erase and install, it stays at "preparing the disk"

what should i try?
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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if you have another mac you could boot in FW disk mode and try that computer's Disk Utility i suppose.

this is what i had to do with my aging powerbook whose Optical drive is going slowly and didn't like the disk.

i also then re-installed off of my iMac in FW target mode.
 

twoodcc

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Feb 3, 2005
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PlaceofDis said:
if you have another mac you could boot in FW disk mode and try that computer's Disk Utility i suppose.

this is what i had to do with my aging powerbook whose Optical drive is going slowly and didn't like the disk.

i also then re-installed off of my iMac in FW target mode.
how exactly do i do that?

thanks