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Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:09 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)I had the same thing..
I opened up a terminal window and the drive appeared. Strange. It might have been that it took an extraordinary amount of time to load, or the terminal open did something (doesn't seem like it should)
Hope it helps. Having lots of weird things happen on both my machines that I upgraded.MBP 1.8/ Dual G5 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:12 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)Same problem here.
fdisk sees the partition, but install do not want to give me the drive.
I do not want to erase & install, I've got bootcamp and a huge windows partition.iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:16 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)Hey Guys,
I have a fix for you. This was brought up in another thread, and I had the same problem. The solution is so ghetto, but it really works. Here is what you do:
When you get to the select a destination screen, go to the utilities menu and open up Disk Utility. You'll notice your hard drive is there, but it's missing the Mac OS X partition. This is the trick: *wait about 10-15 minutes, and come back*. Your partition will now be showing. Simply quit Disk Utility and return back to the installer. It should work from there.
Hope this helps!
- MajicmanNow Running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:19 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)I had the same issue installing on my mac mini (C2D 1.83GHz).
I went back one screen, and then tried proceeding back to the "select a location" screen. The second time I tried it, my HD showed up. Weird.
Oddly enough, the reason I'm installing it on my Mini at the moment is because my Macbook won't recognize the DVD at all (spits it out after a minute or so).MacBook (Black), Mac OS X (10.4.6), 2GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:22 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)We're just installing 10.5 here and came to the same problem.
We solved it:
- at the "select destination" screen it stops and shows nothing
- open up terminal from utilities
- type df -k
- firt time, the internal volume isn't seen
- type df -k again
- now the volume is there!
- close terminal and continue.iMac 20" CD w/2G RAM, 12" Powerbook G4 revA w/1.12G RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:23 PM (in response to CausticPuppy)I am having the same problem on my MacBook Pro. Been on with Applecare for over an hour. It is an entry level guy, probably knows less than I do about Macs. He is stumped. I am on hold (translation: he is surfing his support database looking for answers). We repaired my disk (which had a few issues) and then when that didn't work tried zapping the PRAM. Now while on hold I will try the tricks mentioned above.....MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:24 PM (in response to j-bird)It worked. Just waited it out as I was writing the previous post. Probably waited 5 or 7 minutes..... If I have more problems I will post, but it looks like now I am on my way.....MacBook Pro, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:24 PM (in response to Marco Frissen)I wish you had posted that earlier, haha. However, the waiting has worked for many many people at this point, so, if you're scared to use Terminal, then just wait it out. Otherwise give that trick a try.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 2:35 PM (in response to Josh Pigford)I also had this problem with our G5 iMac 1.8GHz. However, I did what was suggested above (going to Disk Utility and waiting for Mac HD to show up) and then went back to Installer and the Mac HD showed up. It took just a few seconds for it to become available. Then installation continued without problem. My new iMac and MBP installed without this problem.
BarbaraiMac Intel Mid-2007, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2GB RAM; 2.4 GHz; 320GB HD
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 7:35 PM (in response to Barbara Batchelder)What are all the people using MBPs and updating without the knowledge of this board going to do?
I suspect Apple rushed this one out.
I am also glad my Leopard is not arriving until next week, when I shall be able to digest all this information. Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle, the Leopard is upon us.Dual G5, MacBookPro 15, MacBookPro3,1 17 Core2Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), BC1.4 Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 7:47 PM (in response to Majicman)Majicman rocks. Family looking over my shoulder let loose the words 'Vista' and 'Early Adopter' as I sat looking at no volume to install to. I took M's advice and after about 30 seconds the volume came up and all is right with the world. Nothing like a little humble apple pie to eat in front of family....
Thanks for the ghetto tip!G5, Mac OS X (10.5), Finally
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 8:36 PM (in response to nerowolfe)Thanks, asked this question and got referred to this thread. Went into terminal and just played around a minute or two. When exited about 10-15 seconds later drive appeared faded and then active in another 15-20 seconds. Installation is currently in progress on that computer. I kind of agree with last post, looks a little buggy. I installed a few this afternoon, crashed finder and system prefs a few times. This is after I bragged all day to my tech guys (who do windows only) that with a Mac you didn't have to wait until 1st service pack before you could rely on the software. Here's to 10.5.1MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.5)