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Re: OS X unbootable after Squeeze/Sid installation on Powerbook5,6



What kind of a Mac is this?  I'm assuming its a Powerbook or iBook of some sort as you can remove the battery.  Have you tried resetting the PRAM?

Tom
On May 29, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:

> Yes, I tried that. Actually my description was imprecise. In fact I
> got to slashed circle via gray apple trying to boot with alt pressed,
> whereas in the case of booting as I usually do, by pressing "x", the
> screen goes black and immediately the same menu with x, c and l
> appears.
> 
> 2011/5/29 Jeroen Diederen <jjhdiederen@zonnet.nl>:
>> Can you boot with the option key (alt) held down ? You should be able to
>> choose OSX from there...
>> 
>> On Sun, 2011-05-29 at 13:54 +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>>> Dear list,
>>> 
>>> I guess I must have done something utterly stupid, although it escapes
>>> me when. I can no longer boot OS X. When I press "x" I see gray apple
>>> for a moment but then it is quickly replaced by a slashed circle and
>>> all I can do is take out battery and reboot. Before installing Squeeze
>>> and upgrading to Sid I had Lenny installed and OS X was booting fine.
>>> During installation I did not format the Mac partition and I can still
>>> mount it fine. Also I did not touch Apple Partition Map and Apple
>>> Bootstrap partitions and I can see they are where they used to be when
>>> I do "fdisk /dev/hda". I don't know when I could have screwed things
>>> up as I was very careful not to write to any Mac OS partitions during
>>> install. I write Squeeze/Sid installation, as I haven't verified if I
>>> can boot Mac OS after Squeeze installation (I use it only when I want
>>> to use Skype), and later I upgraded Squeeze to Sid (which rendered it
>>> unbootable in turn, but let's leave it for now).  Right now I would
>>> like to find out if it's still possible boot my Mac OS somehow without
>>> reinstalling everything from scratch.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Many thanks for any hints in advance
>>> 
>>> Piotr
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
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>>> 
>>> 
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