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I'm finally trying to upgrade my Mac OS, and I'm having some problems. I was under the impression that it would be an easy and work seamlessly.

At the "Install Mac OS X" screen, it asks me to select the disk I want to install to. I want to install on my internal HD, but I get an exclamation point icon on my HD.

It is asking me to repartition my disk using "Guid Partition Table" and I would lose all my data. I thought I would be able to upgrade OS and keep all of my data.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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An OS upgrade doesn't usually ask you to partition your HD. Is your HD currently partitioned (before the OS 10.6 upgrade)?

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First Generation Macbook

Mac OS X 10.4.11
1.83 Ghz Intel Core Due
2 GB of RAM

I'm trying to hold out till September for a new Macbook Pro, because of the free Ipod promo that Apple usually has at the beginning of the school year.

I was going to upgrade my iphone 3G for the white iphone 4, so I need Snow Leopard.
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An OS upgrade doesn't usually ask you to partition your HD. Is your HD currently partitioned (before the OS 10.6 upgrade)?

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My HD is not partitioned, and I previously tried upgrading. I do not recall being asked to partition the previous time.
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My HD is not partitioned, and I previously tried upgrading. I do not recall being asked to partition the previous time.
If you have 10.4.11 installed and functioning on the drive, it is partitioned. You can't install an OS onto a drive wthout it being partitioned and formatted.

What disc is this you're attempting to use?

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Is the Snow Leopard disc a retail disc(black), or a disc from another Mac(grey)?
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