HELP! Reinstalling OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by helpmehahaha, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. helpmehahaha macrumors newbie

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    I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 as a secondary OS however it took away all OS X partitioning which is not what I intended. please help me restore my computer to its factory settings with Mac OS X!!!
     
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  3. helpmehahaha thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    How do you start from the DVD?
    Did you try via holding down the OPTION/Alt key during the boot?
     
  5. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure you're booting from the disc? hold down option and select the CD

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    simsaladimbamba beat me to it

    Also make sure you give it time, booting from a disc takes A LOT longer than booting from the drive
     
  6. helpmehahaha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I hold down the option key and the disc starts up and then I click on it and it goes to the starting screen with the grey (gray?) apple logo... It's been there for about two minutes now
     
  7. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Give it like 10, this is why I do OS installs from jump drives now, death to OS DVD discs
     
  8. helpmehahaha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure? I'll give it thirty if I have to, but you don't think there are any issues? The DVD reader is dead silent
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Does the DVD reader have any problems that you are aware of? Maybe its gone bad.
    Give it time though. It might take a while.
     
  10. helpmehahaha, Jun 19, 2011
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    helpmehahaha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, no problems,, and I'll give it time, it's been 12 minutes already haha


    ****it's now been 20 minutes+ and nothing... dangit
     
  11. helpmehahaha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh and are you sure thats supposed to work with no trace of OS X or Windows on the computer?
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    So what exact Mac do you have and what Mac OS X versions do you have available? Did the DVD you try to boot from come with the Mac?
     
  13. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Yes, what disc are you using? is it the gray disc labeled "Mac OS X Install DVD" that came with your computer?
     

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