New internal HD for 2007 macbook. wont install osx 10.4.9. Please help !

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  1. Rasta, May 10, 2011
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    Rasta macrumors newbie

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    Hey, im trying to install tiger on my 13" white macbook. i just bought a new Hard drive for it but it wont show up as a disk i can install on. the error message "this software cannot be installed on this computer" keeps popping up even though it has worked on my old hard drive. Please help !
     
  2. Rasta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I've formatted it in every possible format and none of them show up as a drive i can install on
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You even made sure it is using GUID as partition map scheme as shown in the second link?
    As format you have to choose "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)".
     
  4. Rasta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yup i have. ive even made 6 different volumes on the same disk and formatted each one differently but none show up on the start up disk menu
     
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    Is it the grey OSX install disc that came from that computer ?

    That error message is what you get if you have the wrong install disc ?

    Is it a retail copy of Tiger ?
     
  6. Rasta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah its the grey 10.4.9 install disk that came in the box when i bought the laptop
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Ok - stick the disk back in the MacBook and startup while holding "D" - this will run the hardware test and should confirm that it is the correct disc.

    How have you been formatting the disk - using disk utility from the startup disk ?
     
  8. Rasta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay ill try that :) and ive formatted it with disk utility on the install disk
     

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