Installation on hard drive.

I installed a new IDE(ATA) 2.5inch hard drive in iBook G4. While trying to install MacOSX, it says "can't install onto this HD." How come?

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Several questions come to mind.

1. Did you prep the drive--partition and format before trying to load the software.

2. What operating system are you trying to install--if your processor is at least 933 you can use 10.5 if your memory is maxed but I would recommend staying with 10.4.

I am including a link to an Apple guide to installing software. This guide is for reinstalling but has useful info that may help you. Good luck. Ralph

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3200

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