re installing os on new drive
im upgrading my hard drive but i cant install the os. i keep getting the screen that says you need to re start computer. ive tried the option and C buttons. what am i doing wrong.
If you just replaced your hard drive please recheck that your memory is properly seated. Whenever I get a kernel panic the first thing I check is memory.
Insert your system installation disk and restart holding down the "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities > Disk Utility. Select your drive on the left hand cloumn. Format it and give it one partition. Quit disk utility and continue with the system installation.
usually, when i reinstall a fresh OS on my MacBook, i do:
1. Reset the PRAM
*. turn on your Mac+Hold down the Option+Command+P+R (hold it down till the 3rd reset
2. after the reset (I'm assuming that the NEW HDD is installed) insert the OS CD for Leopard or Snow Leopard)
*. turn off Mac
*. Turn it back on
3. hold down Option
wait until the screen displays the HDD icon and the CD Rom option (usually, u dnt need to do this for Blank HDD) and let it load
4. once loaded, on the top you will see the Mac Utilities option.
*. Select Utilities and Disk Utilities to Format the HDD using Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
5. after format, close Disk Utility and move forward with the installation.
What about using Recovery Disk Assistant?