My macbook cant seem to install snow leopard or leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SavageAmber, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. SavageAmber macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I was hoping you could help me! I've recently busted my old hard drive, so I've replaced it with a momentus 500gb, which seemed to go smoothly. I also don't have an optical drive so I use an external optical drive. Insert snow leopard (my macbook is an intel, so no problems there) and everything goes great until it comes to the window "select a disk to install snow leopard", there are no options to choose! Is it the hard drive, the external optical drive, or something else? Help me please, there isn't a apple store for miles around. Thanks! (let me know if you need more info)
     
  2. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure this external drive is a DVD+CD reader and not just a cheap CD reader? That's the first thought on my mind.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    It must be DVD or else it wouldn't even be getting that far.

    You need to open Disk Utility (Utilities menu) and create a partition.
     

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