Accidentally deleted OS X and recovery partition

dylspickle

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 17, 2015
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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.
 

Xeridionix

macrumors regular
Jan 6, 2015
112
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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.
 

dylspickle

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 17, 2015
2
0
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.
What size usb stick would I need? I only have a 4gb one at the moment
 
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