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Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: chopper
Date: March 01, 2008 05:21PM
I slid a new big hard drive in my Intel Mini today. Put the Leopard dick in and started up holding down C key. Installer stopped me as the disc is not formatted for the OS. Said to "go back" and format it. I went back a few times but I saw no way to access disc utility on the disc.

Any ideas?

I REALLY don't want to pull that drive out again.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2008 05:44PM by chopper.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: Jem
Date: March 01, 2008 05:30PM
Does the Leopard Disc boot up all the way?

If so, the disk Utility app should appear under the "Utilities" Menu?

If the drive STILL isn't visible from Disk utility, you may have it improperly installed.

GL!
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: kj
Date: March 01, 2008 05:37PM
>>Put the Leopard dic in

Heh. kj.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: March 01, 2008 05:44PM
Leopards kill DikDik
[en.wikipedia.org]

If it is an intel Mac-In Dic (disk Utility) you should format it as a GUID partition under the partition tab
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: chopper
Date: March 01, 2008 05:45PM
It goes past the languages, then it shows the drive with an exclamation point by it, says it can't install Leopard on that drive formatted wrong. Says go back. There is no where to go back and do anything from there that I can see.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: March 01, 2008 05:49PM
Once past the languages window, the next window should have a menu bar across the top of the screen. One of those menus is entitled "Utilities". Do you have that? Click on it and the drop down menu should have Disk Utility listed in it.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: Mark (nonick)
Date: March 01, 2008 06:26PM
You may need to repartition it as GUID with Disk Utility. I had to do this when I put a 250gb Western Digital drive into my mini. One of the menus in he OSX installer will open Disk Utility.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 01, 2008 08:05PM
What Mark (nonick) said. The installer goes too far IMO before telling you it can't do the install. And, true there's nowhere to back up to.
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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 01, 2008 08:54PM
What Mark said, II.

Once you launch Disk Utility, click on the Partition tab, select 1 Partition and you'll see the Option button.

Click that, and select GUID partition. After that, it should go swimmingly, though not really quickly.






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Re: Mini: Format drive with a Leopard CD/DVD?
Posted by: chopper
Date: March 01, 2008 09:03PM
Okay, found it. Ack I am blind! Thanks to all.
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