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Thread: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

  1. #11
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    I tried both of those at startup. I was confronted with the initial grey colored screen and then it went straight into Grub. Oh dear.

  2. #12
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    Is there any reason it won't read ONLY my Mac DVDs? They are all legal original copies...

  3. #13
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    Did you put the Mac OS X install DVD?

    Try to insert the other one, is called "Install Applications" if I can remember right.

    As you can read over that dvd (on the left of the cd) you can perform an hardware test pressing the "D" button while booting.

    Here's the apple's support page

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509

  4. #14
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    Quote Originally Posted by Koko98 View Post
    When booting up if I hold the option key, all that shows up is a lock icon with a white area below which I can type things into. Nothing happens if I do, and there are not hdd showing.
    The lock and text box you see is your firmware password. They're installed using the Mac OS X Install Disc. So either you made one and forgot it, or maybe if you bought it used, it was from the previous owner. Try typing passwords that you use regularly into the box and see if it gives you the boot menu.

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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    Quote Originally Posted by Koko98 View Post
    When booting up if I hold the option key, all that shows up is a lock icon with a white area below which I can type things into. Nothing happens if I do, and there are not hdd showing.
    The lock and text box you see is your firmware password. They're installed using the Mac OS X Install Disc. So either you made one and forgot it, or maybe if you bought it used, it was from the previous owner. Try typing passwords that you use regularly into the box and see if it gives you the boot menu.

  6. #16
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    Holding down the D button didn't do much help for me, as nothing happened (it seems to only be with Mac DVDs). I got the computer from my grandfather, so I'll see if he had any passwords setup that I don't know.

  7. #17
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    Re: Can no longer boot into Mac partition...

    You can bypass this firmware password:

    - open the Mac,
    - remove one RAM module,
    - close the Mac
    - boot and zap PRAM,

    You should be able to boot MacOS

    - shut down,
    - put the RAM back in place.

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