Leopard won't install-Says to run Disk Utility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markw10, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    Around 4 weeks ago I started having a few problems with my MacBook Pro. For example Safari would not load, then I was unable to run Excel, etc. It seemed something got corrupted by OS X. I had a backup that was done using SuperDuper to an external hard drive and I was able to boot to that fine. I did a complete restore of my hard drive from this backup and my computer has worked fine for the previous 4 weeks.
    Last night I decided to install Leopard and in case anything is wrong with my Tiger installation I decided to do a fresh install. I backed up all data to another hard drive and did a fresh install. I chose this when I put the Leopard disc in and it did a complete format of my hard drive. I expected it to proceed fine and then I get to a yellow screen with an exclamation point saying it can't install to this hard drive and to run DIsk Utility. The problem is how do I run Disk Utility when it's a blank hard drive? Can it somehow run from the Leopard or even my MacBook Pro's original TIger install disks? I can't help but wonder if it's some type of hard drive problem but yet after my issue 4 weeks ago it has worked fine. Any idea how I can get around this by running Disk Utility or anything else like that?
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Disk utility is on the Install DVDs you have been using, it is up in one of the menus at the top when you start from those DVDs.

    Either Leopard or the MacBook Restore DVDs.

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