Model M6497 or A1005 / 500, 600, 700, 800, or 900 MHz G3 processor

167 Questions View all

New harddrive will not show up during install of panther OS X

iBook G3 800Mhz 640ram

Using the instructions on website and the suggested 120gb WD hard drive from ifixit, I can not get the hard drive to be shown on the install OSX 10.3 software. The old hard drive works fine just a little small to really do anything with. This is my first apple computer. Is there some sort of bios setting or setup for an apple to recognize a new hard drive?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1


Thanks Mayer,

Your the best.


Glad to be of service. Thanks for a well stated question.


Add a comment
Free shipping on orders over $20
Use code BLUEANDBLACK at checkout
Free shipping on orders over $20

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

It needs to be formatted before you can install a system. Start up from your system installation disk. Hold down "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities -> Disk Utility and select the drive on the left and format it OSX Extended, give it one or more partition. Now you can install a system.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 4
Add a comment

Add your answer

nwasness will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 1,473