Unable to re-install os x 10.1 server

Posted on 2004-11-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-29
I am trying to repair a mac G3 server.. It has a failing harddrive. Tried installing many different new hard disks including the same model IBM hard disk that was originally in there. Everytime I boot into the os x setup & attempt to install it cant detect a hard disk. It will detect the original failing one that was in there before but nothing else.
Question by:hindsight
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    You probably need to format the new drive for the installer to recognize the drive.  After you've booted off the OS X disc and the installer has loaded, go to the Utilities menu (I believe that's what its called, could be one of the others) and choose Disk Utility.  When Disk Utility loads you should see the new drive and be able to format it.  Once that is done, quit Disk Utility and your newly formatted drive should be recognizable by the OS X installer.

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