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



Your HFS+ partition must be corrupted in some way.   If you had a copy of Diskwarrior or Drive Genius and can still boot from a CD, you might still be able to save your current installation.  They have saved my bacon a number of times.  Otherwise, it looks like you are going to have to reinstall OS X.  

Doesn't look like anyone else on this list has a better idea.

Tom
On May 31, 2011, at 5:20 AM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:

> No, nothing changed except the chime which was turned off before and
> now came back.
> 
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> 2011/5/29 Thomas Carlson <tcarlson@sharedcup.com>:
>> Try this...
>> 
>> http://www.ehow.com/how_5760413_reset-pram-g4-powerbook.html
>> 
>> Tom
>> On May 29, 2011, at 1:20 PM, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
>> 
>>> It's Powerbook5,6 (G4 1.67 GHz 15"). No, I haven't tried resetting
>>> PRAM, how should I do that? Good news is I got Sid back doing apt-get
>>> dist-upgrade today in chroot in lenny.
>>> 
>>> 2011/5/29 Thomas Carlson <tcarlson@sharedcup.com>:
>>>> 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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