New HD - Need help getting OS X onto it!

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  1. JCPH macrumors member

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    Okay, my new Seagate 7200.1 HD is in my PowerBook G4 1.67GHz but when I insert the Tiger Install DVD (I got the PB with Panther on it originally) there is no "destination volume" when it says: "Select a destination volume to install Mac OS X software". Do I need to format the HD? How do I do this. I need your help!

    JCPH
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    In the menu bar at the top there should be an option for Disk Utility.

    Use that to format the drive.
     
  3. JCPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I'm there. Do I use the partition tool or what (New Image?)?
     
  4. JCPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it under the "ERASE" option? Where it says: "Volume Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and "Name: Untitled"???

    EDIT: lol, didnt see you post. I assume "Name" is what I want to call the new HD?
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    If you want a partition then use partition.
    Otherwise I think you can use Erase.
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Yep. You can name the drive whatever you like.
     
  7. JCPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Bartelby! I'm so glad this is working!
     
  8. JCPH thread starter macrumors member

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    Will all of the stuff I need be on this Tiger DVD or will I need to get stuff off of the older Panther DVD that came with my PowerBook?
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    As long as it's a retail version then it'll all be there.
    If you need the iLife suite that came with the Powerbook then you'll need to get them off the Panther disk. I can't remember the app you need to use to extract the files though
     

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