Problem with installing 500 GB Blue Scorpio Dirve .PLEASE HELP

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  1. djarsalan2006 macrumors regular

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    Ok guys, so here is the story, i just bought the 500 GB Blue Scorpio, ran the Time Machine back up on an external hard drive and wanted to install the 500 GB on my macbook, inserted the Mac OS CD and in the section where it asks where you want to install the Mac OS, i didnt see anything it was blank and it didnt give any options or anything.
    so now i installed the old hard drive and i am using that one, what am i supposed to do ?
    Do you guys think getting an enclosure would help ?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You need to format the drive using Disk Utility and then you can restore from Time Machine if you like or do a fresh install of the system

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. djarsalan2006 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the thing is that on the 500 GB and i just bought doesnt even let me install mac os, so how would i be able to format it ?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    You have to format the HDD (the new one, Scorpio something) via Disk Utility during the installation process.

    Here is a link on how to do that:
    1. http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat_5.htm

    2. http://macs.about.com/od/applications/ss/diskutilformat_4.htm

    You can ignore the Erase options and such, just use it as an overview of that application.
    If you have successfully started Disk Utility, chose the new drive, select the erase tab, chose Mac OS Extended as Format, hit the Erase button, wait a while, quit Disk Utility, restart the Mac, start from Installer, continue installing and chose the newly formatted drive.
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You don't need to install the system to run Disk Utility

    Boot with your Leopard or Snow Leopard DVD using the option key when you boot

    From the menu at the top, you select to run Disk Utility
    Use it to format the disk

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. djarsalan2006 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You very much guys, let me try and ill get back at you guys asap
    thanks again
     
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Disk Utility becomes available after booting the Installer DVD and selecting your language. Make sure you initialize the drive as GUID.
     
  8. djarsalan2006 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all !
    just got it working right and everything is working fine so far !
    just feel it's slowed down a little bit ! idk
     

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