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Default Operating System not found message - 02-22-2014, 06:09 AM

I'm hoping some kind knowledgeable person can help a relative dummy (computer wise) with a problem.

I just bought a mini 10v from evilbay. The seller said it had windows 7 but when it booted up, it said no operating system was found.

I don't have a pc, I have a MacBook and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions (other than send it back :-) ) to get it to a condition for Hackintoshing.

I have been looking for this model for a long time and I hope not to have to send it back.

I have hackintoshed 3 other mini 10vs with no problems. I got into the hackintoshing but when I get to the part to format and partition the hard drive, there are a bunch of sections that show 10.5 MB or so and one "disc" that shows 67MB or so. Is there anyway, through a terminal command or anything to reformat the hard drive?

I don't really care if Windows of any flavor is ever installed on the machine but I'd like to get it to a condition to hackintosh.

Please help and any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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Default 02-23-2014, 08:12 PM

If you want to "Hackintosh", then the lack of an OS is no issue. It has been a long time since I've been in that world, but can't you just delete all the existing partitions? Are you sure those sizes are MB and not GB? It could be that the hard drive is bad, but that seems unlikely based on what you've reported so far. Maybe you can take a picture of the partition display and include it here?


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Default 02-23-2014, 09:19 PM

Thank you for the suggestion holmes4. After wrangling with it and the judicious application of a screw driver, it appears the hard drive came out of its socket during transport. After some other wrangling, I was able to restore windoze 7 a proceed with the hack. It is now a proper mac netbook!
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Default 02-23-2014, 09:55 PM

Hooray!


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