Mac Mini unbootable, can't even reinstall

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HunWarrior, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. HunWarrior macrumors newbie

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    compare to others my issue I think much more complicated than others but maybe (hope so I wrong).

    I have a Mac Mini without DVD drive (2010), and I made bootcamp and installed Windows 8. everything worked but after I played IN windows With the Partitions (I wanted to expand the partition of the MAC... I made mistake and deleted every partition even Recovery HD but only Bootcamp not. so after that my MAC mini boot only windows. now I CANNOT INSTALL OSX again. I took from my friend OSX install DVD and Application install DVD (he also have mac mini). now I took my PC's external USB DVD drive and connected to Mac Mini, inserted the OSX install disk and powered on, during the power on I hold the Command/c button and I saw HDD"BOOTCAM" and CD"OSX INSTALL" so I selected the CD but after that I only see Gray screen with apple logo. Please guide me how can I install OSX again on my MAC... Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can't hold cmd-r on reboot and do an internet restore of your OS?

    You may need to re-partition the drive but I think you should be able to use that restore option.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    This is why one maintains a bootable, cloned, external drive with any Mac.

    To have an alternative boot source in an emergency!

    Can't say it any more plainly that that!
     
  4. HunWarrior thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Worked

    Thanks! its worked, I did repartition deleted every partition and reformatted. Now its downloading and reinstalling my OSX.

    Thanks again!
     

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