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iBook - Harddrive not showing up for OS installation


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I recently had the HD in my ibook G4 crash. I replaced it with a new one and now while im booting up with the OS X cd for OS installation, it wont look at the HD to install the OS on. So I went to disk utility and it recognizes the HD but for some reason the HD will not show up for me to select it during OS installation. Do I need to go threw an initiallization process to get the HD to show up for that?
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Initialize the HD in utilities in install disc. should work for you after that.
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For some reason I don't see where to install disc. How do I do that?
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Eh ? Insert the disc, hold C key at startup, when the disc completes boot, click up where you see the apple logo, there should be a disc utility up there or quit installer option that allows you to initialize the disc once the option is selected.
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