Re-installing OS X and erasing current volume...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CoastOfGold, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. CoastOfGold macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    I checked the Apple site and found that in order to re-install the OS X software and delete everything, you:

    1. Back up your essential files.
    2. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc that came with your computer.
    3. Double-click "Install Mac OS X and Bundled Software."
    4. Follow the onscreen instructions until you get to the destination pane.
    5. In the "Select a destination" window, click Options, then click "Erase and Install."

    But for some strange reason, 'Destination select' always skips on my macbook, it doesn't allow me to do steps 4 and 5. Any way I can fix this?

    Thanks for your help. I would appreciate it.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Turn on your Mac while pressing the Option key and insert the Installer DVD. After several seconds you should see the Installer DVD show up on the screen. Use the R/L arrow keys to choose that DVD and hit enter. After selecting your language it will proceed to the next screen. At this screen, choose Disk Utility from the Utilities window menu item at the top of the screen to reinitialize the drive. After that, you can then proceed with the installation.

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