No bootable disk...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by acearchie, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Ok my friends were messing around with my computer and set it to boot from a disk image I had open. This closed as the computer was restarting and therefore it had nothing to boot from.

    Now I have a blank screen with some text saying insert a booatable disk and press any key...

    I dont have my leopard disk but I have a Linux Mint disk which when inserted boots into a beginning menu but wont actually boot into Linux...

    But I have the option to boot from a hardrive and I can write in the file path...

    Anyone know the file path to boot up leopard from the harddrive?

    Im on a 2 month old macbook!

    Thanks!
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    You could zap the PRAM as that stores the boot choice and it should revert to the internal drive.

    cmd+opt+p+r

    Or you could try entering

    /dev/disk0 or just disk0 or just /
     
  3. acearchie thread starter macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    Oh My God!

    You are a complete lifesaver! Ha Thank you so much!

    Dont know how to repay you, I have reset the pram on my ibook g4 before but when your actually in a crisis you forget about those things!

    THanks again!
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    Well we could come up with an arrangement ;)

    Seriously i'm glad you got it sorted and I could help.
     

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