Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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warning message with new hard drive

I replaced my 200 G hard drive with the Seagate SATA 750 G drive. When I boot my computer, I get the following message:


  1. Copyright (c) 2006-2008 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved.


  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: This file is licensed only for use on Apple-branded computers
  1. and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Apple Software License Agreement
  1. accompanying the package this file is a part of. You may not port this file to
  1. another platform without Apple's written consent.


require 'client'

class PcastException < RuntimeError

attr_reader :return_code

def initialize(return_code=nil, message=nil)


@return_code = return_code



class PListException < PcastException

def initialize(return_code=ERR_PLIST_FAILURE, message=nil)

super(return_code, message)



class PcastCmdException < PcastException

attr_reader :cmd_exception

def initialize(return_code, cmd_exception=nil, message=nil)

super(return_code, message)

@cmd_exception = cmd_exception



class PcastServerException < PcastException

def initialize(return_code, message=nil)

super(return_code, message)




I am using an apple branded computer. I don't know what porting is. I'm not an attorney, but I don't think I'm breaking any agreement. Does anyone know what I should do?

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With your OS X install disk in the optical drive, press and hold down the C key while powering up your Mac to boot from the CD or DVD. After it boots from the upper part of the screen select the disk utilities. Format the drive using the "write zero" option (This will map out any bad sectors son information isn't written to them.) You should be able to install your operating system after the drive is properly formatted.

You may have to format the hard drive in target mode.

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Never saw that message before. +


Most likely the drive is factory formatted NTFS. Most drives come that way today. Apple and NTFS do not play well together.


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