How do I format my new NTFS HDD to HFS+?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by BritKnee, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. BritKnee macrumors newbie

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    I have an iMac G5 20" ALS that I've recently upgraded the HDD in. I bought a 750GB NTFS (PC) HDD. I cannot get my iMac to boot from my install DVD.

    What gives? What should I try next?

    I've tried:
    Another friend's DVD
    My own DVD in another machine
    Reseating my RAM
    Reseating my HDD
    An external DVD drive
    Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5
    Holding down Option - Brings up nothing to choose from
    Holding down C - Drive spins and fires up, but does nothing with the DVD
    Holding down OPT + Apple + P + R
    Holding down OPT + Apple + O + F

    Please help me. I need this to run my business. :[

    Thanks!
    Britney
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Ah, I see.

    Do you have access to another Mac with Firewire? Target Disk Mode could help then.
    But if you can't even boot from your DVD, it might be hard to install any OS onto it? What about the old iMac HDD in an enclosure for 3.5" HDDs connected via Firewire?

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  3. BritKnee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help. It's not user-error like i thought.

    DOA hard drive.

    sdhfbjasdfhjldqsf damn it.
     

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