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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Having trouble booting OS X - 05-01-2009, 07:20 AM
No, just use the partition tab to reformat using GUID. Actually, one thing that might help is to repartiton with MBR first, then immediately afterward repartition with GUID. I had some problems once with this and this seemed to fix the problem.
Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Having trouble booting OS X - 05-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Still no luck. Partitioned to MBR, then back to GUID, reinstalled, didn't work. Got a 10.5.6 disk, tried again. This time it didn't give the error at the end of the install, but it still won't boot into Mac OS X.
I have been getting an error message when running the bootloader, but it was too fast to see, so I used my videocam to capture it.
The bootloader starts and
When initrd.img completes loading it says:
(I think this is right, my video capture was a little fuzzy)
"Booting: MSI=0x000101c8, entry=0x00120200"
Then the screen clears and the following message comes up:
"System config file '/com.apple.boot.S/Library/Preference/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist' not found"
then it comes up to the two choices:
hd (0,1) [this is the SSD]
hd (0,2) MacBoot [MacBoot is the name of the USB stick FAT boot volume]
Press Enter to start up the foreign OS.
Then it says:
and repeats the SYSLINUX load.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Having trouble booting OS X - 05-01-2009, 10:02 PM
The error about com.apple.boot is normal, happens all the time. However, this part is BIZARRE:
Wait, I think I may have figured this out. That's not your SSD, that's the DellMiniBoot/Syslinux partition at the front of your flash drive. Okay, let's try this out. I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere in this thread: what number are you typing in to access the drive? What you need to do is press Esc, then type in 81 (or 82, if that doesn't work) and then you should see your SSD, and the process should go well from there.
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