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I changed the hard drive in my Mac Powerbook G4 and now when

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I changed the hard drive in my Mac Powerbook G4 and now when I insert the OS X install disk it progresses through the first 3 steps only. At step 4 it asks for a destination, but the screen for destination options is blank and the process stops right there.

Bill Helm
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What version of OS X are you installing?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Version 1.0 doesn't work nor does Tiger OS X. Both stall at the same place.
You will need to format the drive. The next step will totally erase this drive. If you have data on this drive do NOT proceed.

Insert your Mac OS X Startup disk
•Reboot your Mac
•At the Apple Chime, press the C key and hold it until you see a White screen, gray Apple and eventually a Spinning gear.
• Release the C key only after you see the Spinning gear.
•Mac will boot from the startup disk to the Installer environment.
-If you are prompted to select a language and you do not see the menu bar at the top of the screen, click the right arrow button to proceed to the next screen.

• At the very Top From the Installer Menu bar, click Utilities > Disk Utility and open up Disk Utility application.
• Click on on the hard drive at the top of the window in the left sidebar and
• Select the Erase Tab and Make sure Format Mac OS Extended Journaled is selected then click Erase at the bottom right.
• Click on Quit and Continue with the Install
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