Installing OS X Leopard on Macbook w/ new HDD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Lluraedenn, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Lluraedenn macrumors newbie

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    The hard drive in my black macbook recently died, so I (naturally) bought a new Western Digital HDD. I have an installation DVD of OS X Leopard, but when I boot to it, I cannot install or partition my HD. In fact, I can't interact with it at all through the bootable disk. I'm as positive as I can be that it's not a hardware issue. Also I do NOT have a restoration disk from apple, as I bought the computer second hand from a friend and he did not have the disk. Is there any way to get OS X back on my computer? Thanks,
    Sam
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    You could buy a Snow Leopard disk from a retail place. It's $30.
     
  3. Lluraedenn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I buy a disk, will it actually install correctly, or just face the same problem that I already have?
     
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