Hard Drive Selection?
I have one hard drive and i made two partitions so i could install leopard. i boot up everything seems to be going well, until it comes to selecting that partition. both the main partition and the partition i wanted to install leopard on have a red diamond with a ! in them. and i cannot select them to install leopard. NEED HELP!
Oh forgot to put in, i asked what distro to use and i was told Lawless. searched franticly on the web couldn't find, so i used kalyway. that may be an issue. but directing me to lawless might help.
can you please post Laptop / PC Spec, Have you already installed an O/S on the other partition???
If not, reformat drive under one partition, install Mac OSX, then repartition, install windows and update boot loader
Heres the link to my specs
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 955 Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) 4GB DDR2 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Desktop PCs
I would like to keep windows running, install mac os x on that partition so that i could dual boot. but what format should the second partition be?
Did you format your partition as extended journaled?
do i heard today from a friend that the partition should not be formated and it will have an option to format it in the installation process? so if that is wrong please let me know and how would i format it as extended journaled because the only options i got were fat32 and NTFS.
you bootup with your distro dvd.
once loaded, you go to disk utility and format the partition (and label it as osx or something )as extended journaled.
quit diskutility, continue with install. now you should be able to pick the partition to install to.
ok so one more thing...
So, i have a mouse, and have been messing with the installer. i formated the partition as NTFS and it would not let me edit it, i guess it couldnt hurt to try fat32 because if there is no format it does not show up
So im gana tell yall wat happened.. i downloaded lawless. which was recommended i do for my pc, i use that to format the partition for leopard and it worked, thought its install failed. i used the kalyway dvd to install leopard and it worked! yay! but when i booted it acted like i had NO OS on my pc i almost shit my pants. i put in my restore disc and vista fixed itself, thank u lord. i can tell that leopard will probably not work on this pc but these discs will be tested on another one so...