Oh and BTW
For those of you reading this, and willing to help me, yes I tried numerous ways to use disk utility. I tried before selecting anything, I tried after, I tried in the middle. Sometimes the disk will come up with the red exclamation mark- sometimes it is just blank. But it always shows the disk in the DU menu, and it gives me the option to mount it but will not complete.
The logs say unable to mount, the fsck does not repair or find any other disk than the install disk.
any suggestions, please let me know- I am at my wits end.