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hi this is my first attempt to install macosx 10.4.8 on my laptop.

i have the 10.4.8 Jas iso the new one from 3 Nov i burned it to a DVD+RW

 

I have one Sata Drive where the first partition is NTFS with windows XP Pr0 on it an then i made a second primary partition with fat32 and set it active via diskpart.

 

Then i reboot to install - what works fine till i have to choose the volume to install - i don't find one but when i open disk utility it shows me the partitions ? what is going wrong here ?

 

i am sure its a silly question but for me a no go it seems :)

 

 

greetz

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-Open “Disk Utilities” from the ‘Utilities’ menu

-Select disk0s2 (Make sure this is the correct disk by checking the size you gave it)

-Click on the ‘Erase’ tab

-Select ‘Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)’

-Type a name for the HD, hit the ‘Erase’ button, and confirm you want to erase it.

-Quick “Disk Utilities”

 

Now you should see an HD to install to. Click on it and then click on the ‘Customize’ button. You will see install options here.

 

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If this does not work, from within xp do this:

 

Go to the Start Menu and click on Run. Type cmd and hit Enter to open a command prompt. Type the following, line by line, and at the end of each line press ëEnterí:

 

 

 

diskpart

 

list disk

 

select disk 0

 

create partition primary id=AF

 

list disk

 

select disk 0

 

list partition

 

select partition 2

 

active

 

exit

 

exit

 

 

 

Hint: Here is an explanation of what you just did:

 

 

diskpart:

 

A Windows command line application that allows making changes to HD and partitions

 

list disk:

 

Will list the currently installed HDs on your PC

 

select disk 0:

 

Command that will select the disk you resized

 

create partition primary id=AF:

 

Command that will format the free space on the selected disk

 

list disk:

 

Will list the currently installed HDs on your PC

 

select disk 0:

 

Command that will select the disk you resized

 

list partition:

 

Command that will list all partitions on current disk

 

select partition 2:

 

Command that will select Partition 2 Unknown

 

active:

 

Command that will make Partition 2 Unknown the active partition, meaning PC will boot automatically to the OS installed there

 

exit:

 

Command that will close the diskpart application and then the command prompt window

 

 

Put JaS 10.4.8 DVD in the DVD Drive and restart your PC

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