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OS 10.5 - Leopard installer not seeing volume


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Hi guys, I am having trouble with the Leopard installation.

After I boot from the dvd and pass the language selection, when the installer asks where Leopard should be installed, the list is blank! It is not recognizing the volume where 10.4 is installed.

If I open disk utility from the installer, it just sees the hard drive but not the volume where Tiger is. Of course, if I boot without the dvd, everything works just fine. Disk utility (from Tiger) does see the volume and reports no problems.

I am puzzled, any ideas?
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Welcome to Mac-Forums, fromte.

This is a wild shot but... Can your repair disk permissions using Disk Utility from your internal hard drive and see if that would change anything? And you are using a full retail install of Leopard, right? Not an upgrade disk?


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I also found this, Leopard Missing Hard Drive Bug.
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I already tried repairing permissions, I also ran the daily,weekly,monthly scripts (just in case) but no luck.

(I am trying to install from a retail dvd)
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Ok found this too, Leopard’s installer: The case of the disappearing volumes. Maybe you can pick up tips in there to help you install that bad cat...

Let us know how it goes. Good luck!
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Those links helped. I just needed to wait for the installer to finish checking the volume. I am running Leopard now. Yay!
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Kewl stuff! Glad your Mac is back on its feet again!
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Apple just came out with a Hard Drive update, so that may be a fix for it

http://www.apple.com/support/downloa...eupdate10.html

I have a new Intel iMac, is this update for it?

About Hard Drive Update 1.0
The Hard Drive Update 1.0 includes bug fixes and important updates for the following systems:
iMac Core 2 Duo (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)
Mac Pro (Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later)
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