Boot camp deleted OSX partition?

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  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I partitioned my hard drive to install windows...I rebooted, loaded up the windows disc... And then realised my disc only had one partition...I quit the windows installer without installing windows, went into boot mode and I can only see my bootcamp partition.

    What happened? Have I erased everything? Is there any way to get my osx partition back?

    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Did you partition your harddrive within Boot Camp Assistant? Or did you use Disk Utility?
     
  3. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I partitioned it using boot camp assistant while running osx
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Pop in your restore disk and see if it's there, but just needs repair.
     
  5. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried that, all of the first aid options are greyed out
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    When installing Windows, you need to install it on partition C (in XP) or partition 3 (in Vista.) If you have lost your data and don't have a backup, Data Rescue 2 is the way to go.
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry to say, but I think you have "deleted OSX partition"
     
  8. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Its been reported that OEM copies don't identify the BootCamp partition as a separate partition from the OS X section, and thusly when the install destination is selected and the process begun, the Mac OS is overwritten.
     
  9. gillieo macrumors newbie

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    Great! Funny, I used an OEM before for a dual install, and now it craps out on me.

    Any solutions found? My main HD is now "read only" and I can't repair/delete it in Disk Utility.

    I have another partition at 127 GBs which is a windows volume. Any chance this has my data on it?

    I'm really over it at this point. I've been pouring over this forum for a while and now looking to just reinstall.

    Many thanks.
     
  10. gillieo macrumors newbie

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