Just got new HD....how do I format this thing?

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  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    Hello I just got a new HD for my powerbook G4....I have the OSX leopard disk but when I insert the disk it just shows a little folder in the middle of the screen.

    How do I get into the disk util, isn't there a certain button I hold when starting up or something?

    thank you
     
  2. cderalow macrumors 6502

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    it should be under the installer "utilities" menu
     
  3. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Hold down the C key and the machine will boot from the Leopard disk. It has disk utility on it and you'll be able to format the drive and subsequently install.
     
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  5. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awesome thank you....ok which of these do i choose: mac os extended, journaled, case sensitive, etc???

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  6. thabends macrumors member

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    Extended (Journaled)
     
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