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Native 10.4.6 install on dedicated IDE HD - OSX only


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Hi there,


For some reason I can't find the thread that described the problems you can run into when you install OSX natively on a dedicated HD from an install DVD. Perhaps my memory needs an upgrade...


I was trying to install the Jas 10.4.6 on fully compatible hardware and a 80GB Seagate IDE HD -- NO dual-boot, just OSX.

I formatted the whole drive straight with Apple's disk utility during install. Install went smoothly but when I tried to boot for the first time the mobo speaker went bonkers and the screen stayed black.


I remember having read somewhere that you can't boot from the OSX formatted HD as is. That there's an issue with the BIOS and OSX expecting EFI ???!!! :?:


any hint appreciated



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