Derek WrightThis is a question raised on camera forum I inhabit, if anyone can give any comments I would be grateful as well as the person with the problem.
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Have attempted to instal new HD into an Macbook Pro from 2008/9. Installed the original Leopard OS from the DVD disk drive without issues - BUT - when going through the update from OS Snow Leopard CD the problem rears its ugly head.
Step 1: Start up from HD - insert the Snow Leopard CD which goes through the instal process indicating it is being installed to the Mac OS X HD.
Step 2: When asked where to instal, the search brings up a blank. Refer to Disk Installer - which shows only the internal DVD Disk drive plus the Snow Leopard Instal disk.???
At this point I am unable to continue as the 'Mac OS X HD' appears to have become non-existent.
Reformatting the HD and installing the original Leopard OS via the DVD Disk drive works OK?
Can anyone throw some light on what I'm missing regards the update instal process? Ultimately, looking to update OS to El Capitan which should be possible once Snow Leoprd is up and running.
Thanks for any help