Mac Mini unbootable, can't even reinstall

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

  1. HunWarrior macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2014
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    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

    Feb 4, 2014

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

    Thanks again!

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