Accidentally deleted OS X and recovery partition

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  1. dylspickle macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I was playing around with dual booting Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro and it seems like I accidentally deleted my mac partition. Only ubuntu boots on it now.

    I tried all the recovery startup commands but none of them work, leading me to believe I also deleted the recovery partition.

    Any help in reinstalling OS X on my machine would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Do you have a USB installer for Mavericks or Yosemite? If so, you can use that to reinstall the OS.
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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  4. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    If your Mac is a more recent model you should be able to use Internet Recovery to reinstall OS X. You can do this by restarting your Mac and holding down Command-Option-R right after the start up sound.

    More information on Internet Recovery can be found at http://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT4718.

    In the event that you are unable to use Internet Recovery, you can always use another Mac to download the OS X installer from the App Store and use a Terminal command to create a USB install disk. More information, along with the required commands can be found at http://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201372.

    Alternatively, you can take your Mac to an Apple store and ask them to reinstall OS X for you. They should be able to help you out.

    Best of luck and have a great day.
     
  5. dylspickle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What size usb stick would I need? I only have a 4gb one at the moment
     
  6. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    You'll need one that is at least 8 GB in size to create a USB install disk.
     

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