I thought I needed to reload the OS starting with the system disks which came with my mini. The problem I had was that the OS at that point would not recognize the new hard drive. The Snow Leopard disks did just fine.
If your fan runs at high speed after you complete this project, you have forgotten to reconnect the thermal sensor.
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