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"You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume. You cannot start your computer from this volume."

The hard drive in my old Powerbook G3 is dying, so I decided to replace it. Since I'm in the process of replacing it, I thought I'd go ahead and put 10.3 on it, and that was the error I got when I tried installing it on the new disk, after several formats. A search on google returned zero results.

Well, rebooting fixed it. I was thinking for a minute Apple had some bizarre restriction on what kind of hard drives you can install OS X on. :-)

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thanks for your post...I have been trying to reinstall MacOS X on my Mini and after multiple erases and partitions I did not think to reboot.After reboot install was not a problem...Thanks again...Rob_

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