No Boot Device Found After Re-Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lagsalot, May 28, 2008.

  1. lagsalot macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,

    New mac user here. After about 2 months with a new MBP (great machine) I decided I would dual boot windows to see if I could ditch my desktop at work all together.

    Long story short, my custom windows xp install disk that I have been using for years was not a good choice as it is setup to run all the way through installation, including partitioning the disk etc.

    I have now re-installed os x leopard, and started getting all my software installed etc. However, after atleast 10-20 boots with out any issues, now I get a "no boot device found" message on every boot. Holding alt allows me to choose my os x partition and get into the os.

    But I'm wondering, A. what the hell happened (boot partition erased? os x partition not flagged as a boot device) and B. How can I get it fixed without the risk of horking my box again.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    Did you set your system partition as startup disk in the system preferences? Maybe try setting it again.
    I would also try resetting the PRAM, since it's reported on the Apple support site that it also contain the informations concerning the startup disk:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     
  3. lagsalot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hah, yeah selecting it as the start up disk did the trick. Least it was something simple.. But I hate being a noob. :D
     
  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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