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Me too
Authored by: Gee4orce on Oct 29, '07 08:18:31AM

I had exactly the same problem too, and for the exact same reason ! I couldn't understand how my Macbook has been working all this time. Fortunately, my laptop is my secondary machine, so an erase and install was a viable option.

It does answer a vexing question though - ever since upgrading the laptop's Hard Drive the disk itself had been making curios beeping sounds at irregular intervals. Since reformatting with the correct partition scheme, and installing Leopard, the sound has gone. It must have been some kind of warning about the disk attempting to access invalid parts of the platter ? Anyway, mystery solved.



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APM Disks
Authored by: macavenger on Oct 29, '07 09:19:16AM

Intel macs will boot quite happily from disks formated with the APM partitioning scheme- even on 10.5. You just can't install onto one of these disks from an intel mac. This fact come in handy if you have a mix of computers, as 10.5 is now completely universal- just install onto an external drive formated with the APM from a PPC box, and you've got a boot disk that can boot both intel and PPC macs.

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