Unibody Macbook with Bootcamp: unable to start OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by beneventi, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. beneventi macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello, I've just received my new unibody MacBook. Since I'm also a .Net developer with MSDN subscription I've tried to install Windows XP with BootCamp option.

    I've prepared the partition inserted the original install dvd. The dvd contains different Windows operating systems (XP, Windows Server...) and I need to select the OS I want to install by typing its letter on the keyboard: the keyboard does not accept any button!!!!

    I'm also unable to start OS X again: I've tried with X or E key pressed at startup.

    Can anyone help me?

    regards

    Alessandro
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Try booting while holding down the option key. You should be able to re-select your OS X partition.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    if not, run diskwarrior 4.1.1 from an extern volume.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    and if that doesnt work, make sure you didnt accidentally remove your OS X partition when you installed Windows (It can and will erase your disc)
     

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