INSTALLING OS.X, Can Not Select Distination Drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Harper, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Harper macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2005
    We finally got the firmware upgraded, and the Seagate 40Gb hard drive (as MASTER) installed.

    Now it's time to install OS.10.3 on this iMAC G3.

    I have set up my 8Gb partition for the system, but OSX refuses to let me select this partition (or any partition) for installation. The partition is a JORNALIZED.

    What I am doing wrong? :confused:
  2. paulypants macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    Are you sure your install disks are Full versions and not upgrades (Because they look identical at first glance)...
  3. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
  4. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

    Apr 26, 2003
  5. Poeben macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2004
    If you partitioned and formatted your drive from the installer CD, did you reboot afterwards? It seems that the installer will not be able to utilize newly created partitions. A reboot will usually solve this. Maybe not the case for you, but it has gotten me before.

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