installation hell

abc123

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installing os x on the replacement hard drive in my powerbook is proving to be more difficult that i originally thought.

i've tried both my powerbook restore disks and my tiger disk and i get the same problem both times. when i get to the "choose destination" stage, there are no choices, even after waiting > 5 minutes (i know sometimes this stage takes a little while). when i run disk utility though, the disk shows up.

would erasing it help or anything? and if so, what should i select the volume format as?
 

Nermal

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Choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. Go to the Erase tab and erase the entire disk (use Extended Journalised formatting). You should then be able to install onto it :)
 

abc123

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yes that worked fine. i figured that would have been it but i was reluctant to just try incase i messed something up when choosing which format to use.

thanks for the help, its greatly appreciated.
 
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