Cannot boot-accidently installed XP over OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nitrogin, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
    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

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  2. macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    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.

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