You gotta be kidding me....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yellowstone2012, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Yellowstone2012 macrumors regular

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    I just finished a "clean" install of Snow Leopard, and guess what? My "clean" install didn't work. After the "installation" was "finished", my Mac booted back into my old partition.

    Going to try again, but this time use Disc Utility to erase the Mac OS X partition.


    Any ideas what went wrong? (new virus?????)

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #2
    No.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you created a new partition, it will still default to the old one, so you have to change the startup disk in system prefs. If you just tried to reinstall, that just reinstalls the OS, but leaves everything else there. You have to erase the partition, then install, and that will be fresh.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You may get better response to your thread with this tip.
    There has never been a virus in the wild that runs on Mac OS X. The handful of trojans that exist can be easily avoided with some education and common sense and care in what software you install:
     

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