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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

Can not Install OSX on upgraded MacMini Hard Drive

Text:

I just upgraded my MacMini from the original hard drive (40G Ultra ATA) to a 320G Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive. I used the original install disks and partitioned the disk once into one volume and tried to install the original OS X version: 10.3.7. The installer would not allow installation onto the drive. I tried 2 partition system, one 40G partition and 280G partition and no luck. Any idea what is wrong here. I beginning to suspect the installer is snooping for a 'standard' configuration somehow.

Device:

Mac mini (PowerPC)

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Kyle Wiens ,

Title:

Can not Install OSX on upgraded MacMini Hard Drive

Text:

I just upgraded my MacMini from the original hard drive (40G Ultra ATA) to a 320G Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive. I used the original install disks and partitioned the disk once into one volume and tried to install the original OS X version: 10.3.7. The installer would not allow installation onto the drive. I tried 2 partition system, one 40G partition and 280G partition and no luck. Any idea what is wrong here. I beginning to suspect the installer is snooping for a 'standard' configuration somehow.

Device:

Mac mini (PowerPC)

Status:

open

Edit by: rab777hp ,

Title:

Can not Install OSX on upgraded MacMini Hard Drive

Text:

I just upgraded my MacMini from the original hard drive (40G Ultra ATA) to a 320G Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive. I used the original install disks and partitioned the disk once into one volume and tried to install the original OS X version: 10.3.7. The installer would not allow installation onto the drive. I tried 2 partition system, one 40G partition and 280G partition and no luck. Any idea what is wrong here. I beginning to suspect the installer is snooping for a 'standard' configuration somehow.

Device:

Mac Mini G4 Original with Ultra ATA Drivemini (PowerPC)
Mac Mini G4 Original with Ultra ATA Drivemini (PowerPC)

Status:

open

Original post by: Robert Page ,

Title:

Can not Install OSX on upgraded MacMini Hard Drive

Text:

I just upgraded my MacMini from the original hard drive (40G Ultra ATA) to a 320G Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard Drive. I used the original install disks and partitioned the disk once into one volume and tried to install the original OS X version: 10.3.7. The installer would not allow installation onto the drive. I tried 2 partition system, one 40G partition and 280G partition and no luck. Any idea what is wrong here. I beginning to suspect the installer is snooping for a 'standard' configuration somehow.

Device:

Mac Mini G4 Original with Ultra ATA Drive

Status:

open