IBook G4 HD bad or something worse?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by happybusdriver, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. happybusdriver macrumors newbie

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    I replaced my Ibook G4 HD (which I assumed was bad) but upon installing OS 10.4 I can only get as far as "select destination".... and I'm not given any options to choose from. Obviously it does not recognize a HD. Any help?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You need to format the new hard drive. Under the Utilities menu at the top choose Disk Utility and erase the new drive. Then try installing as normal.
     
  3. happybusdriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's got 2: 27.9 GB HTS424----
    and 3.5 GB MATSHITACD-R
    Which one?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You want the 27.9 GB one. That's your hard drive. The other is the Tiger disc.
     
  5. happybusdriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It worked! Thanks VERY much!
     
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