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alright my little old g3 lappy, that has ubuntu on it, won't reformat! im trying to put mac os x back on it because i've learned my lesson about ppc architecture and linux. i put in the mac os x cd and the installation starts up fine. the only problem is when it asks which volume i would like to install it on. there are no choices! the field is blank and i can't choose anything! i know the hd responds because ubuntu runs fine. is there a manual way i can wipe the hd without logging in? because i don't remember my user name or password. heh.

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alright my little old g3 lappy, that has ubuntu on it, won't reformat! im trying to put mac os x back on it because i've learned my lesson about ppc architecture and linux. i put in the mac os x cd and the installation starts up fine. the only problem is when it asks which volume i would like to install it on. there are no choices! the field is blank and i can't choose anything! i know the hd responds because ubuntu runs fine. is there a manual way i can wipe the hd without logging in? because i don't remember my user name or password. heh.

Try booting from the ubuntu boot disk and fdisk-ing the target volume. Then retry with OSX.

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Hate to ask the obvious, but did you by chance forget to run Disk Utility after booting from the OS X CD and partition the drive?

EDIT: here, have a link... http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.a...qNum=3&rl=1

yeah, I think you need to run the disk util... I had to do that once when installing OSX through pearpc. If the disk has no partition, you won't have any drives to install OSX to.

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thanks for the input that sounds like it'll work, i didn't touch the partition thats probably it, no clear partition. alright ill try that stuff next chance i get :D

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No OS-X readable/installable function. Use the disk utility function to wipe the drive and format it to macos/hfs/+ then you can install.

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