installing os x to a new hardrive not completed

Hi, you all. I have an ibook G4 model 1054. I just changed new hardrive from ifixit 320GB and also a new RAM 1GB pc7200 from bestbuy. After a successful installed all that, I try to install os x panther back to computer but I cound't. This is all the list I have try: reset PRAM,

start up with holding C, and the list that ifixit gave me what to do after install new hardrive.

At the installation line, computer keep saying "there were an error to installing the software" or at the beginning saying" ....take out the disc and check for dirty or any scratch..."

I dont know what to do now, please help. Thanks

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Do you use your original ibook installation disk ? If not what is your disk color ? Grey or black and where did you get it ?

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You should try to reformat your hard drive.

When you've booted from the OS X DVD, go to Utilities in the top menu bar and open Disk Utility. Click on your new 320GB hard drive on the left side, then click on the tab "Partition." Change the drop-box, which says "Current" to "1 Partition" and then re-title the partition to "Macintosh HD." Then, click on the "Options" button at the bottom of the window, choose "GUID Partition" and then click "Okay." Then click "Partition" in the bottom right and let it do it's thing.

After that's done, quit Disk Utility and proceed with the OS X installation. It may work. Sometimes things like this happen. I've experienced it so many times.

I hope that works! Good luck!

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It's very possible that this won't help. Lemerise is probably closer to a solution than I am. I just had to make the suggestion. Often times errors come up not from the installation disc, but actually from an incorrectly formatted hard drive.

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the disc are grey that came with computer when I bought it original and I used it once long ago when my ibook had problem

I will try again like Tommy saying and will update with you all

thank you so very much to respond me that quick

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Hi Tom, I did all what you say but didnt see any option button, I had seen like "no option available" but I go ahead do partition away, now i am start downloading....

oh gosh, at the install line saying the disc scratch or dirty again...i ignore and continue, will post to you again

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Wait. I don't understand your English. I'm sorry. Are you saying that re-partitioning didn't help? It still brought up the error about the disc being scratched? Then I don't think it's going to help. :( Sorry. If it still let you install the OS, though, then you don't have to worry about an Options button. Never mind about that.

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no, after ignored disc checking and continued install but at the middle of install it stop and have the same message "there were an error to installing this software"

I am very frustrated, being a female, something like this, dont know what to do, help please....

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i am sorry, yes i did repartioning again

i have to plug ibook to outlet the whole time to keep in on because the battery wont stay on long, is that something to do with the battery?

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can someone help me, please....:(

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sorry i was frustrated, and saying something hard to understand, please help

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