[rescue] Mac OS X .... Install .... WTF ?!

Paul Phillips paul at partitura.com
Mon Jan 12 20:38:03 CST 2004

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but do you have at 
least 128 meg of RAM in it?  I tried to install 10.3 on an iMac with 64 
meg and that didn't go very far...

Paul Phillips

On Jan 12, 2004, at 8:24 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:

> OK... so I'm trying to install Mac OS X 10.3 for the first time.
> This is on an iMac DV SE 500MHZ.
> Since I didn't want to mess with the existing hd, I dropped in a
> 6G generic Seagate I had kicking around....
> Booted 10.3 from the CD, got to the point asking the volume to
> install on... no volumes listed.
> Went to the Disk Utility, partitioned it up as one partition,
> go back to the installer... voila... I have a volume !
> BUT.... (there is always a but), it has a big red exclamation point
> and says I can not install or boot Mac OS X from that disk.
> OK... what gives ?  What am I missing ?
> Does Apple only allow you to install onto disks with Apple
> firmware (harken back to the days of old Macs) ?  Please say
> this isn't so.
> Really wanted to get this going, but I'm at a complete and utter
> loss.
> Hopefully someone can enlighten me.
> (Oh, it would be so helpfull if the installer would say WHY I
> can't install or boot from that disk !)
> -- Curt
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