New HD - Need help getting OS X onto it!

JCPH

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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
 

bartelby

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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.
 

JCPH

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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?
 

bartelby

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If you want a partition then use partition.
Otherwise I think you can use Erase.
 

JCPH

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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?
 

bartelby

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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