Installing XP stuck with cd in macbook oh dear

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  1. ninjured macrumors member

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    Hi guys so i put bootcamp on the macbook, made my drivers cd, rebooted with the xp cd in there and it comes up - starting caldera dr-dos.. then a warning message about something already being enabled and it just sits there on the black screen. And i cant get the cd out either so how do i change the partition which it boots from or something so i can load up os x, as it just will restart with the same thing. cause at this point i got nothing just a nice big paper weight :S. any help be great.
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    sit on that power button and reboot while holding the eject cd -
     
  3. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

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    oh nice the cd is OUT !! now for the boot problem its still looking for a bootable cd ?
     
  4. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    XP doesn't use Caldera so if you are getting that then your XP cd isn't a real XP cd. Probably a warez version with multiple windows on it. You'll need to get a legit cd or at least a straight copy of a legit cd.
     
  5. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

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    oh i c fun fun, so nothing i can do to boot os x from here ?
     
  6. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    If you reboot and hold down option while booting you should be presented with an option to select your startup disk.
     
  7. kjwebb macrumors regular

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    Hold down alt/option while rebooting/starting up the computer until you get two hard drives on screen.

    Double click the left one and wait till Mac OS X loads. Then go into Bootcamp and redo the partition so that only Mac OS X has a partition or go into System Preferences -> Startup disc and select the Mac OS X hard drive to startup (depending on if you want to keep the Bootcamp partition).
     
  8. ninjured thread starter macrumors member

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    awsome your a legend
     

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