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Join Date: Nov 2008
Recovering from Ill-chosen MSIWind Install - 11-19-2008, 06:55 PM
Could someone throw a few tips my way? I unwisely installed MSIWind and now want to re-do with Type11. I can not boot off an external drive. I have tried all the standard tricks (press 0, plug in the drive, choose boot from drive) because I never get to the boot: prompt. Instead, several lines of text always fly by on the screen, something about Loading Darwin followed by something about EFI followed almost immediately by the gray apple/white background and onto my normal boot up.
I do not mind doing a complete refresh of my system. I would, however like to get to the boot: and then [##] options
so I can reformat my drive and then install via Type11.
Thanks in advance for any help, advice.
Edited to add: Here is a screen shot via movie mode on my camera. After attempting to boot from the DVD, here is what the screen says: http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?i...icture2zj7.png
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: Recovering from Ill-chosen MSIWind Install - 11-20-2008, 12:50 AM
I had to get a different DVD drive for my external USB enclosure, it turned out that the one I had was completely incapable of seeing a CD-R. Very strange, given that the DVD drive was a DVD-RW drive.. Being a burner, you'd think it'd be able to read burnt media.. But nope.. I confirmed this by plugging the USB cable into a properly working computer that was already booted up. I inserted the CD and it never saw it. But it booted DVD's just fine.. Very strange.. Ended up yanking a DVD drive out of one of the dead iMac's in my garage and sticking it into my USB enclosure. That did the trick.
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