Can not install Mac osX snow leopard on new hard drive
issues with original hdd,tried to wipe&reload, still showed more space used than size of drive! and then it locked me out of root,system,library, and app folders entirely, stating i did not have privilege to see files,
decided to replace hard drive,wiped the original internal drive-thought i mite use for an external time machine drive in external enclosure,i upgraded from seagate 1TB to Seagate 2TB internal hdd, also added additional RAM -2 more 4GB strips(total 16GB-4x4GB) .
fired up hitting options key, accepts my firmware password,but when i click with mouse after entering firmware password all i get is grey screen with mouse cursor(able to move cursor), but it does not display the iMac install disk that is inserted in superdrive and just stops, remains in this state...
i did not format the seagate drive, it is as removed from box, optical drive was installing from install cd fine earlier today... i was careful , on reassembly, but only thought i have is could i have disconnected the optical drive accidentally, do not believe so, may reopen and check, but thought i would see if i am "missing something" you may be aware of...?
appreciate the advice, used your PDF instructions from the website, they are great, made it simple to complete process.