Installing new harddrive and need help....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by surfer99, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. surfer99 macrumors 6502

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    Upgrading from my 60gb hd in my macbook to a 250gb hd that I just got in the mail from macsales.com. I got the old one out fine and put the new one in fine but when it comes to the 3rd step of the Install Mac OS X disc Process "select a destination" it doesnt show anything to select, I know its supposed to show an animated picture of a harddrive and also how many gb it has but it shows absolutly nothing. I looked under disk utility and system profiler and the new harddrive shows up i both but for some reason nothing show up under step 3 "select a destination" in the install Mac Os X process. Also when i just try to quit the install process and it asks me to select a startup disk it only has a pic of the mac OS X install disc and a pic that says network startup. What gives?
     
  2. Crash-n-Burn macrumors regular

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    Have you formatted the hard drive to OS Extended (Journaled)? That happened to me because I forgot to format the darn thing. You need to do that in disk utility before it will show up in the installer screen.
     
  3. surfer99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bingo....thats exactly what it was. thanks for the help
     
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