Mac OSX Boot Issue..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bullshark, May 16, 2009.

  1. Bullshark macrumors member

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    I started to run a BootCamp install a few days ago, but I forgot my Windows disk, so I had to cancel it.

    Now everytime I turn the computer on, unless I hold down 'option' key and specify boot from Macintosh HDD, it throws an error saying that no bootable drive has been found.

    I'm fairly new to mac, but I'm sure there is a similar utility as in windows to edit what boot device/partition/disk/os to use.

    How do I fix this?

    TIA
     
  2. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    there is a startup disk section under system preferences
     

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  3. Bullshark thread starter macrumors member

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    there is only two in there.. one is Mac OSX 10.5.7 on Macintosh Hard Drive the other is Network Startup with a question mark on it. Is that the one causing the problem?
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    No, Network Startup will always be an available option in there. What you'll want to do in order to resolve the issue is just to re-select the Mac OS X partition and then restart from that window.
     
  5. Bullshark thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not gonna have to do this everytime I restart my machine, right?
     
  6. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    no you wont. after doing it this time, you should not have the problem anymore
     
  7. Bullshark thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow.. problem solved.. Thanks gents.. I'm such a mac N00b..

    I'm used to things being more complicated in Windows.. I thought I had to at least REMOVE some unclear setting or text file entry that could potentially render both OS's useless.. lol
     

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