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Join Date: Sep 2010
10-08-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks for looking at my issue holmes4, here is my whole story...
I have a Vostro A90 (ubuntu) that I successfully substituted a runcore 64Gb SSD and Installed OSX on. It booted and worked a few days. Once I got an "operating system not found" error but it didn't show up for a while an things seemed fine. I decided to try to update 10.6 to 10.6.4 by running updater and netbookinstaller using this method:
**OFFICIAL** Mac OS X 10.6.4 Update Thread
It rebooted and I seemed to have a successful 10.6.4 update. But the next time I tried to boot, it I gave the "Operating System not found" error after not finding the SDD and attempting a network boot.
My boot order is #1 USB and #2 Hard Drive. I attached the original 16Gb Ubuntu drive via USB and it booted. Then I replaced the non booting OSX SSD with the original 16Gb Ubuntu drive once again Ubuntu booted fine. I went into bios and tried to set and reset the boot order but I could not get the OSX to boot. I thought it was dead. Then by accident I plugged in the OSX SSD via USB while Ubuntu was running, it found the drive but gave an error that it couldn't mount it because it was OSX hfs. I rebooted and this time it booted from the OSX SSD. I tried it 3-4 times. If I attempt a mount of the USB drive from linux then restart, the OSX disk will boot. If I unplug the drive and restart it will not boot.
I also have a bootable 16Gb USB with OSX 10.6 cloned on it that I used to restore the SSD. I can not boot from it, but if I get the SSD to boot using the method above, I can see that this USB is fine.
Could this be a bios problem? I am at A04
Bios. I verified the OSX disk 64Gb Runcore SSD and it comes up clean and healthy
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