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 Post subject: OS X won't install after HD upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:38 pm 
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The hard drive on my 17" Aluminum G4 Powerbook died recently. I purchased a new HD (Seagate 160Mb, 5,400rpm) and installed it.
I was able to format the drive with Disk Utility from the original OS X CD (10.4) but, every time I try to run the installer, I get a message saying that installation cannot be done on my computer. I don't even get to the screen where I can choose which disk to install on.


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 Post subject: Re: OS X won't install after HD upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:34 am 
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Most likely you are using either an upgrade disk or a restore disk from a different machine. Upgrade disks require an OS to already be installed and can't be installed on a new blank drive. Restore disks come with the machine from Apple and will only work on that specific family of machine.


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