Reinstalling OS from Linux on IBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wizjr101, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. wizjr101 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Ok got an IBook with its original install disks. OS 9.2. It has Linux on it now and works ok with that. I want Mac OS back on it but when I try to install it tells me that it can't find the hard drive. So thinking that I might have the wrong disks, ( i got it used so not positive 9.2 is correct) I got OS 10 and it does the same thing. When I get to the part that it asks 'where' do you want to install it show no disks at all except the CD drive.

    Any Ideas what I need to do? As I said the disks are there and functioning because Linux is installed and works. Is there some type of Utility that I need to run to put a Mac partition back on it? That's my only idea that I can think of. If so what and where can I get it?

  2. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    yes, when you run the installer, open disk utility and re-partition the disks back to GUID or Mac format or whatever it says for mac
  3. wizjr101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I know I had to be with the partitions not being correct. I just didn't know how to reset them. Great. It's loading now, if I have any other problems I'll post again.

    Again Thanks,

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