install disk....?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    when installing MAC OS X 10.4 on an external harddrive, do i have to
    press C while putting the Install disk 1 into my mac ??

    thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, i just inserted the install disk into my macbook pro with a 200 GB external FireWire 800 connection, and it is telling me i
    cannot install OS X on this drive....? what's going on ?

    i want to install OS X on this 200 GB FW 800 drive.........
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and now i can't even get the install DVD out of my drive........
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What is the drive formatted as? It needs to be HFS+ in order to be available for install.

    As for getting the DVD out try this (scroll down for the eject instructions)
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Format the ext drive guid format in disk utility.. That's the format to make 'bootable' for intel machines..
     
  7. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, now i am going to have to force quit the macbook pro,

    But when i boot up again with install disk already in.....
    i am going to run into the problem as before.........? no ?

    please help, i am getting frustrated....
     

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