macbook install problem: when asked where to install it theres nothing to select

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lazygregg, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. lazygregg macrumors member

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    i just bought a new macbook. i took out the ram and out in 4gb and the 80gb and put in a 250 gb drive.

    when trying to install leopard i get to the point where it asks where i'd like to install leopard and theres nothing to select..help pls
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I think the disk has to be formatted first. I believe you need to run Disk Utility from the CD to format the HD, then you can install Leopard on it.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    In other words, the HD you installed was not recognized (at all)?

    What are the specifications of the HD?

    EDIT: Or follow swiftaw's advice, assuming the HD is installed properly.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    Exactly
     
  5. lazygregg thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome thx for the help...formatting the drive totally worked :)
     

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