Partioning a hard drive

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by briona, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. briona
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    macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2005
    Hi, I have been tring to install OS X on a G4 Mac but I am having some problems.

    -The hard drive used to have OS X on it.
    -It has since been removed, FDisked on a PC.
    -I am tring to put OS X back on but the partioning tool in the installer can't seem to do anything with the drive now. When I try to partion the drive with the installer I get an error saying it can't dismount the partition even though there is nothing there, and I have booted from CD.
    -I have also tried putting the HD in an older G3 as a second HD to try partioning it, but that just locks up without an error
    -With Fdisk, I have tried both removing all partions and creating an unformated Dos partions with the same results.

    Any thought on how I can get this HD partioned so I can reinstall the OS?
  2. alexprice
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    macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    Sounds like the drive needs replacing.
  3. brendan67
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    macrumors member


    Apr 30, 2005
    hard drive


    try this


    regards :cool:

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