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can't find destination disk when reinstall the Mac OS

1127 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2007 7:23 PM by Mitch 751 RSS
Mitch 751 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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Sep 29, 2007 9:35 AM
Get some problem and need to reinstall the OS, placed the installation DVD and could not finished the process - it stopped at cold not find the destination disk to install the OS. Please help
Power G5,Fujis7021, Nano iPod, Mini iPods, iPod Photo and iPod HiFi, Mac OS X (10.4.9), I am just a user like you who enjoy helping others.
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Hi Again Mitch 751!

    Are you sure you are using the correct install disc?

    Is this the same issue, that you posted HERE?

    ali b
    Snow iMac(10.3.9/9.2.2) 600MHz/256MB/40GB/CD-RW/AOL, MacBook(10.4.9) 1.83GHz/667MHz/512MB/60GB/Combo/AOL
  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
    Mitch 751,

    Are you able to run the Apple Hardware Test, to check if the Hard Drive is failing or failed?

    ali b
    Snow iMac(10.3.9/9.2.2) 600MHz/256MB/40GB/CD-RW/AOL, MacBook(10.4.9) 1.83GHz/667MHz/512MB/60GB/Combo/AOL
  • mljc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi folks

    I have the same problem with a 2nd generation G5 iMac. I tried to erase and install Tiger (retail version bought from Mac Store after consultation with Mac support), failed and hung up for 6 hours until I switched the thing off and my hard drive icon no longer appears in the startup list. I can't even reach options stage on install procedure - my hard drive icon has GONE! So no utilities from the Install disk. The mistake I may have made was to try the Unix erase and Install procedure.

    I have tried to get in using my mac mini as target drive but this seems not to offer a way out of the s**t! - can't find a way of reinstating a hard drive icon for the iMac in the startup folder.

    Any bright ideas out there or do I need to get a new Apple formatted hard drive?

    Many thanks.
    iMac G5 2nd generation, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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