OS X not seeing internal drive upon booting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by excalibur313, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Hi everyone!
    I recently switched my hard drive to a new one where I installed OS X. For some reason when I swapped the new drive, it doesn't see the drive when booting, but I can still see it recognize when I boot off a map and an extended partition) Does anyone have any idea what is going on? I swapped from a solid state to a 250 gb WD drive to sell it on ebay for what its worth.
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    You need to format the new drive first...

    You'll need an installation disc and Disk Utility.
     
  3. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Thanks for your response! I did format it using the guide table and then using os extended. Once formatted I ran osinstall.mpkg so I could do the install within os x. It says it installed great but then doesn't recognize.
     

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