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installed iatkos on mac. wont boot now

I installed iatkos on mt macbook pro thinking it was snow leopard. Now it wont boot, or let me reinstall the original osx cd.

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Here is a link for an Apple guide to erase and install your operating system.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3910?viewl...

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I have tried this method already. when I start the macbook holding C, it starts booting from the cd, then tells me "the computer needs to be restarted. hold down the power button". The only way i get it to boot is safe boot, but then I get the message that "osx cannot be installed on this computer". I can access the disk utility, and have erased the HD, but this does not solve the problem.

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Thanks for the help Markus. I spent too many hours on this stupid machine, and still does not boot.Got a good bid on ebay(More than I paid), so I think I'll stick to a windows PC, maybe even try the iatkos.

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first of all: LOL (sorry, but it's a very lame story)

the iatkos setup doesn't look like the leopard or snow leopard setup

anyway - try rEFIt - i think it's the only way to get you mac up and running again

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Thanks Markus. how do I get this into a boot mode from windows xp?

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maybe you should try this guide: CLICK. maybe it works also from an usb pendrive (transmac is able to write the dmg file)

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I thought you would probably have to step in on this problem. Is the reason you can't properly erase the drive a boot sector modification caused by iatkos? +

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Hey Markus. I the program to boot, but I don't really know what I am doing. About the boot sector, does the following look correct to you. I got this info using refit.

Current GPT partition table:

# Start LBA End LBA Type

1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)

2 409640 488134983 Mac OS X HFS+

Current MBR partition table:

# A Start LBA End LBA Type

1 1 488397167 ee EFI Protective

MBR contents:

Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

Partition at LBA 40:

Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)

File System: FAT32

Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)

Partition at LBA 409640:

Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable

File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)

Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+

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good question - i never used refit since i never nuked a macbook with chameleon. maybe you will find something here: CLICK

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hi guys, i have the same problem, i need some help

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i have the same problem, any help?

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