Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I read the references you sent and decided to head back to Best Buy this morning. I got a different technician than the one who installed the new hard drive. He said the disk should have been formated and followed the same Install procedure as I did. When he got to Select a Destination it was blank, just like my experience. He made a couple back commands and opened Disk Utility, made some change there, then went back to Select a Destination...........it now showed the new hard drive. I went happily home and installed OS X 10.4 and many updates. I am now in the procsss of entering files I had backed up, reestablishing preferences, etc.
When I decided to replace the hard drive rather than get a new iMac, I thought I should consider upgrading to Leopard or Snow Leopard. What is your advice? I thought I read in one of the discussions that the Leopard upgrade was only $29 though I haven't confirmed that yet.
Thanks for all the help and patience.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to blountcomick)
Great to hear, likely it was thePartion schemeIntelMacs require GUID for installation while APM was the previous scheme.
10.6 is cheap, maybe even free if you have a MobileMe account...
Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...
* Mac computer with an Intel processor
* 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least)
* 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
* DVD drive for installation
* Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
* Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.
Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...
It looks like they do still have it:
And it's been reported that if you have a MobileMe account Apple will send one free.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to BDAqua)
My iMac does not have an Intel processor. I checked with the Apple store to see if the $29 Tiger is still available: it is not. The rep made a couple suggestions about where to get Tiger. Like me he seemed put off by the current market (in the $200 range) for that version.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to blountcomick)
To use Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, your Macintosh needs:
* A PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
* Built-in FireWire
* At least 256 MB of RAM (I recommend 1GB minimum)
* DVD drive (DVD-ROM), Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) or SuperDrive (DVD-R) for installation
* At least 3 GB of free disk space; 4 GB if you install the XCode 2 Developer Tools (I recommend 20GB minimum)
See Tom's, (Texas Mac Man), great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...
Or Ali Brown's great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...
* Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
minimum system requirements
* 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)
* DVD drive for installation
* 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.
Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...