new hard drive on whitebook not showing up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by shamgod411, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. shamgod411 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I tried to upgrade my old macbook (2ghz core2duo) to a 360 gig seagate hard drive. When it prompts me to designate a destination drive for the OS, nothing shows up. It's grayed out to for "continue". But on disk utilities, it indicates the presense of the drive, but I still can't get the OS to install. I've tried both Tiger and Leopard.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    #2
    You need to format the new drive via Disk Utility (on the Installer DVD) with the file system called HFS+ (Disk Utility calls it Mac OS Extended (journaled)).

    Then you can proceed with your installation.


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