I had this exact same issue.Hi guys. I'm trying to install Leopard but it doesn't "see" my internal HD as a volume during the installation process. I have 14GB free so its not that. Also, my externals show up. Ideas? Thanks.
I'm having the same issue on a MacBook Core Duo, I ran Tiger's Disk Utility to check for problems with the drive, and it found none. I'll try what you suggested. It's not even showing a partition in the Leopard installer's Disk Utility, just the hard drive itself.I had this exact same issue.
Go to the installer's disk utility, select the partition for your internal drive, unmount, then mount it again. Go back - hopefully it'll show-up.
This is exactly the problem I'm having on my MacBook Core Duo. The hard drive is listed in the Leopard Disk Utility's source list, but there are no partitions. It reboots into the existing Tiger install fine, and the drive reports no problems when checked with Tiger's Disk Utility.Don't feel bad, I just got my copy in the mail an hour ago and happily booted it up hoping to install....didn't work.
I can boot the install disk, but when getting to the select volume screen, it's blank. Upon opening the Disk Utility, it shows my cdrom and harddrive, but I cannot format it. It states invalid drive.
I'm running a MacBook Pro with 10.4 - no problems before with this laptop ever. Thanks!