Another note: the original HD that was in teh computer no longer shows any data on it at all.
I do have Disk Warrior and can run that if helpful, but I'm stumped why I can't just start from scratch with a brand new SATA HD...
When I load the Leopard install disk, it does allow me to get to Disk Utility, and I was assuming I could use it to format my new SATA HD through it and then load Leopard. However, from disk utiltiy the only disk it can find is the install DVD itself. The newly installed SATA HD doesn't even show as being installed at all.
Hopefully I'm just missing a step I don't know about, any help would be greatly appreciated.