no destination volume for reinstall

Discussion in 'macOS' started by losalqb, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. losalqb macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Today I was installing windows xp on my new imac. I didn't read the boot camp instructions, thinking everything would be easy and self explanatory. However, I didn't know that xp had to have service pack 2. I think I overwrote osx on my computer. When I put in the install disc, it doesn't have a destination volume to install osx. Can anyone please help?
  2. losalqb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007

    I've been looking around and I think I should either repartition or erase the hdd. Does this sound right? I don't want to erase my whole computer if I don't have to.
  3. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    So you didn't install Windows? You should be able to hold down the option key during boot up to select your OS X partition.

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