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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook - new internal hard drive not recognized


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So i installed a new hitachi 100gb internal hard drive in my ibook. put OSx in and when it gets to where you want it installed, the new drive isn't there. help. Please.
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Is the new drive formatted?
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that's a no. how can i format it.do i just use my tiger disk?
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I had the same problem. When you're in the installer, in one of the menus at the top there is a "Disk Utility." You can use that to put 1+ partitions the drive. That will format it automatically.
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