View Full Version : Cannot boot-accidently installed XP over OS X

Aug 5, 2008, 01:01 AM
Help! After creating a partition w/BootCamp, I attempted to install XP but I believe it installed over OS X main direcotry path. Since then, I can't boot OS X (get white screen with a '?' folder. Even tried a clean install OS X but it won't even pickup/recognize a directory.
Used Disk Utility from disk, but the main directory reads (unformatted) and the mounted partition (created by bootcamp?) show's NTFS format.
Read a thread on here and attempted to use KNOPPIX 3.6 version but again can't access (UNABLE TO OPEN /dev/hdb) or any drive. Used the Shell-Partition Image 0.6.4: but don't know what action to take since partion table shows nothing (just # greyed 'blocks' times 6 rows. Don't think its even picking up the disk drive.

Thanks in advance!
Mac/Linux Newbie

Aug 5, 2008, 01:06 AM
Put in your OS X boot disk, boot from it holding C. In disk utility select partition drive, restore it to one partition. Then erase the disk and format it to HFS+ Extended. Then install.