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Join Date: Dec 2009
02-12-2010, 12:16 AM
I agree with Montala that it appears that OS X has been left in a partially installed state that is causing your current problems and that you need to wipe the boot code in the MBR and delete any existing partitions.
Ultimate BootCD contains Super Fdisk, MBRtool, and a host of other programs that you can use to wipe the MBR and the entire HDD clean. The download and instructions for creating a bootable USB stick with USBCD on it are here: Ultimate Boot CD - Download the UBCD
If those instructions seem to complicated, you may be able to create the USB stick using UNetbootin and the UBCD.iso.
Join Date: Feb 2010
02-12-2010, 11:06 PM
I've got the Ulitmate Boot CD burned and its functional. Now as for the USB stick part. Their directions say:
If you wish to try the experimental option of running UBCD from a USB memory stick, you will need to either burn the ISO file to a CD first, or extract the files within the ISO file to your hard disk using a suitable utility. Then, use tools\ubcd2usb\ubcd2usb.bat to write UBCD to your USB memory stick. Note that ubcd2usb.bat will format and erase your entire USB memory stick. Due to its experimental nature, some or all of the UBCD apps may not work even if your machine supports booting from a USB memory stick.
So, I navigated to that folder and clicked the bat file and it popped up a DOS box with directions. Then said press any key. I pressed any key and it kicked back out to Windows. No luck in Win7 or XP. Am I supposed to boot with ultimate boot CD and then run the utility? I didn't see it as one of my choices when I booted into the CD to check if the image burn was good.
Edit: NVM. I think I got it. Had to navigate to the fie on the DVD while in the DOS prompt.
No to clean MBR and partitions and give SL another go. Wish me luck!!
---------- Post added at 05:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:31 PM ----------
I guess I just can't catch a break. I got Ultimate Boot CD to boot on the mini went to Super Fdisk and when it runs I get a bunch of text and then:
Invalid Opcode at 0013 0000 0202 0000 FFFF 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
---------- Post added at 06:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:55 PM ----------
Jeez!! Nothing will run from Ultimate Boot CD. Every program I try locks up with:
With that last underscore blinking
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