New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - Replaced old hard drive...now what?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
TM21fourT3

 
Member Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posts: 21
TM21fourT3 is on a distinguished road

TM21fourT3 is offline
Heres what happened...

My mom found out her MacBook had the blinking folder question mark thing...so after some research and the guys at the Genius Bar, found out the hard drive was done...

I decided to replace it myself.

The Computer is about 3 yrs old and was running Tiger when I picked it up and I installed Leopard on it instead about a 1.5 ago (or so). So in other words I have Leopard + Tiger disks...

I installed the new hard drive with no problems at all. And I even got to the point where I partitioned the hard drive and named it. This is where I'm stuck though. I put in the Leopard disk and nothing happens. It says something like "cannot find the older version" or something along those lines. After this I put in the Tiger disks, after a minute or so it spit the disk back out.

So now I have no idea what to do. I did my google / youtube search and found nothing for my problem.

If anyone can help I would appreciate it greatly.

I'm on AIM a lot, TM21fourT3 is the name if you want to help me out on there....thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,930
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
You may have a Leopard update disk

Try installing Tiger first, then running the Leopard disk, after done, get on to the Internet and download the Leopard combo update to make sure everything is up to date

http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...mboupdate.html
QUOTE Thanks
TM21fourT3

 
Member Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posts: 21
TM21fourT3 is on a distinguished road

TM21fourT3 is offline
I put my Tiger disk in and once it decides to get the screen where you pick the language, it says it cannot be installed on my new hard drive.

It then says I have to restart my computer using either the Mac OS X 10.4.10 disk, or the Network Startup. I picked the disk one and once I restarted it it spit the disk out.

What do I do?
QUOTE Thanks
soundshaper

 
soundshaper's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posts: 27
soundshaper is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5 | 6 GB OCZ Platinum | RME HDSP9652

soundshaper is offline
You need to boot to Tiger (or Leopard) DVD then run Disk Utility. Click on your new HDD in the left column, then select Partition on the right. Name your Partition (Macintosh HD), click the Options button below and make sure it is set to GUID if you're Intel, but I think you are PPC so choose Apple Partition Map. Also be sure the format type is Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Once you've formatted and made a partition, exit Disk Utility. Now you should be able to install the OS to that partition without any problems.

**Just reread your post. I think you already know this, but in order to boot to the Leopard or Tiger DVD you need to hold the C key while booting.
QUOTE Thanks
TM21fourT3

 
Member Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posts: 21
TM21fourT3 is on a distinguished road

TM21fourT3 is offline
Alright, I did what everyone said, and I got as far as I did last night, nowhere.

The Leopard disk says it can't install because theres no other OS installed on my new hard drive. So I put in my Tiger disk and that can't install (it dosent give a reason why though). So I'm stuck.

Everything is partitioned and installed right and everything, just nothing will work for me. I'll be going to the Genius Bar again soon if I can't find an answer...
QUOTE Thanks
soundshaper

 
soundshaper's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posts: 27
soundshaper is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Power Mac G5 Dual 2.5 | 6 GB OCZ Platinum | RME HDSP9652

soundshaper is offline
You will need a Retail version of the operating system. Maybe you have only update discs?

Since you already own the OSs, get the Apple peeps to use their disk.
QUOTE Thanks
TM21fourT3

 
Member Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posts: 21
TM21fourT3 is on a distinguished road

TM21fourT3 is offline
Would Apple even do that if I go the Genius Bar and explain my situation?
QUOTE Thanks
halo200

 
halo200's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 08, 2007
Location: Spain
Posts: 541
halo200 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" Macbook Pro 2.0Ghz i7 8GB AMD 6490M 256OCZ Vertex 4 SSD | iPhone 5S 16GB

halo200 is offline
Is the harddrive formatted at HFS+ What do your leopard discs look like?
QUOTE Thanks
tandaina

 
tandaina's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posts: 57
tandaina is on a distinguished road

tandaina is offline
You said you formatted the hard drive but that you put the Leopard/Tiger disks in AFTER that step. So I'm guessing you used a disk utility from the HD manufacturer? If so it is most likely formating the disk for windows use, not Mac. You need a full version of the OS (Tiger or Leopard) and to have IT format the disk for you.

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. - Terry Pratchett
http://snowonroses.blogspot.com/
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Indention in screen | Macbook stutters? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Another MacBook Hard Drive Replacement Experience caribiner23 Apple Notebooks 29 11-24-2011 12:16 AM
Replacing Hard Drive on Macbook experience alucard Apple Notebooks 24 10-14-2007 04:21 PM
Hard Drive Woes - Help Please Peter W Switcher Hangout 10 07-19-2007 08:22 PM
Considering upgrading your hard drive? kaidomac Apple Notebooks 6 07-19-2006 12:41 PM
Incredible Shrinking Hard Drive LittleBigGuy OS X - Operating System 5 04-14-2005 11:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?