trying to up grade my clamshell's hard drive

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trying to up grade my clamshell's hard drive

I have installed the hard drive(40 GB Fujitsu ) and tried to started with the os X 10.3 c.d.. All I get is the folder with a question mark. I know I left out a very important part right? Is there some way to boot from the dick if the hard drive thats in( the clamshell 300 one usb port) now is unformatted?

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Hope you can help!

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CD-ROM

Is the cd-rom drive attached? Also make sure you hold down 'c' when booting.

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Yes the cd-rom drive is in and spinning.
I tried holding down the "c" when booting but I still get the finder folder with a question mark flashing.

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Try another CD

Try another CD

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ditto

Try OS 9 or 8.5/6 and see if that works. Also, don't use CD-RW backup copies of an OS. I don't think the CD-Rom reads them.

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I don't think 8.5 works on th

I don't think 8.5 works on the clamshell, at least, not on mine... 8.6 or 9 will work

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I did the same thing, I have a 366 MHz ibook clamshell, just put in a 40 gb hard drive and booted it up.
Make sure that your holding down the c key before you turn it on, it the screen dosen't turn on for a while, then it's working.
Tip. Try installing mac os x 10.01, then when you get that installed, pop in the mac os whatever discs and wa-la!

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