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PowerBook - Swapped a new Hardrive -- Can't install OSX??


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I purchased a new Hitachi 60GB drive to replace the one that went dead in in my Powerbook G4 1.67GHz.

I popped in a 10.4 install disc and when I get to the "Select Destination" step I can pick a volume, nothing is there!

I go to Disc Utility and I can see the Hitachi Travelstar there but I can't do anything w/ it. Any help?
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Load Disk Utility and select Erase, and be sure to format it as Mac OS Extended I belive it is. It probably isn't properly formatted.

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Hello everyone I have a powerbook g4 1ghz the screen of this power was damage so i bought another screen and I installed by my self the powerbook starts fine so i begun to put everything back but when i was putting the hard drive this fell down i pick up and put the hard drive on the powerbook and this doens't show the hard drive and a sound comes from the speakers like tttttrrrrrrrrtttttrrrrrrttttrttrrtrtrtrt but i put a headphone and sound is nice when the powerbook starts i do several things so i put my mac dvd to see whats going on and I select the start up disk but only show network and mac os dvd the hard drive doesn't show nut I put the hard drive by USB and it show a Funji Harddrive
I changed the logic board and the hard drive connector but I'm steel the any Ideas
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StretchR: how is he meant to do this when he can't even load OSX????? haha
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I am new to Macs also, but I believe that with the OSX install disk in the drive reboot holding the C key. This should take you to the option menu and just follow the step from tere for disk utility.....I haven't had to do this myself yet.

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StretchR: how is he meant to do this when he can't even load OSX????? haha
The OSX CD/DVD boots, you go to the menu on the CD and run the Disc Utility. You do not need to be in OSX.
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