I have tried looking for a solution, but since I am not sure what terminology I should use have not found any results so far. In an attempt to reinstall my Mac Mini (model A1176), I formatted the HDD prematurely. Now it will not boot at all, not even to the 'EFI'? The part where you can usually choose a medium to boot from when you hold the 'alt' key. Could anyone point me in the right direct for solving this? I am thinking of installing an OS X partition on it from my MacBook (mid 2010) and see if it will run when I drop that back into the Mini. Any people with better ideas or experience in the matter?