formatted my main harddrive to ms-dos fat and now im stuck

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zmox, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. zmox macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2010
    ok so first of all i tried to reinstall my mac cuz bootcamp didnt work
    after alot of stuff going through at last i figured it out and it started installing
    its all good til it asked me to put on disk 2 and it wasnt readable
    so i stupidetly formatted the hard drive to ms-dos fat and ejected the install disk
    now .. when i boot my macbook it has nothing to read,not a hard drive to boot not an install dvd nothing
    i went back to my install cd 1 and it wont read it , keeps ejecting it
    now i dont know what the hell should i do
    mind that i dont have another mac computer at home
    im so screwed please help :< i dont want bootcamp anymore i just want it to read install disc
  2. zmox thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2010
    guys i beg your help i tried everything i know even gparted on a dvd wont bootup
  3. applemike macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Use a Linux Live CD or the mac install CD, when into a GUI OS you can format the partition as Mac OS Journaled, and this will allow you to install OS X on it.
  4. jacktin macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2010
    ouch! you could try this "Boot your computer using the XP cd and use it to create a new 30gb FAT partition. After it is created insert your OSX disk. You can now use disk utility and your new partition to partition your entire hard drive with the correct settings required to reinstall OSX." Or. Have a read through this thread:

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