Do I need to re-format the pulled used HD [with the E-machine Win XP Home image on it] for Macs before trying to install Mac OS X or Linux on it?
Details: I pulled a HD where I restored an E-machine Windows XP Home image as the master drive from an E machine.
[I had determined replacing the origianl fried HD with a brand new HD was workable -- after doing the test install onto thus used HD I had laying around.]
I then moved my used HD (with the e-machine image now on it) to an AGP G4 450 Powermac.
I then tried to install Linux from cd onto that HD ... No luck.
I then tried installing Mac OS X from the original CD ... No Luck. [I tried simply replacing the AGP HD with this one, inserting the install cd, and pressing C at boot. However Mac OS X would not recognize the HD to proceed with install.]
I suspect I need to re-format the used HD in an enclosure for Macs first, then place it as the only HD in the AGP, and go on.
Just wanting to confirm as much ... if someone could confirm that for me.