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    Switching from Ubuntu to OSX

    Hi guys! I have been running Ubuntu in my car for some time now and it's becoming a pain in the *** with drivers and stuff, so I wiped the Ubuntu drive and am trying to install OSX on it. I am sure this is a formatting issue. I have the OSX DVDs which came with my Mac Mini and they will install Tiger (which is fine for what I want).

    To wipe the drive I probably did something wrong being that I'm a linux-tard; I just booted into Ubuntu and did a sudo fdisk /dev/sda then deleted the partitions because I didn't care about keeping anything on them. I probably needed to actually format the disk.

    Now when I try to boot from my OSX DVD I am getting "No bootable device - Insert boot disk and press any key"

    The BIOS is set to boot from the DVD Rom first, and I have tried both disc 1 and disc 2 from my OSX package. No dice on either. I'm sure I just need to format the disk as OSX Extended cause it is formatted as a pure linux drive right now, but I'm not sure how to do that. Any tips on how to get this thing up and running with OSX? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePistonDoctor View Post
    Hi guys! I have been running Ubuntu in my car for some time now and it's becoming a pain in the *** with drivers and stuff, so I wiped the Ubuntu drive and am trying to install OSX on it. I am sure this is a formatting issue. I have the OSX DVDs which came with my Mac Mini and they will install Tiger (which is fine for what I want).






    To wipe the drive I probably did something wrong being that I'm a linux-tard; I just booted into Ubuntu and did a sudo fdisk /dev/sda then deleted the partitions because I didn't care about keeping anything on them. I probably needed to actually format the disk.

    Now when I try to boot from my OSX DVD I am getting "No bootable device - Insert boot disk and press any key"

    The BIOS is set to boot from the DVD Rom first, and I have tried both disc 1 and disc 2 from my OSX package. No dice on either. I'm sure I just need to format the disk as OSX Extended cause it is formatted as a pure linux drive right now, but I'm not sure how to do that. Any tips on how to get this thing up and running with OSX? Thanks!

    Burn this ISO to CD, let it boot up the screen where it will ask which device you want to boot. Switch the boot CD with you OS CD, then hit enter. You should be good to go from there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePistonDoctor View Post
    Hmmm, call me stupid but I see no link to your ISO. I doubt you've attached a 700MB ISO to your post (lol) but I could be wrong. Is there somewhere I can download it or am I missing something? Thanks, it sounds like exactly what I need!!!

    Having problems accessing my xp partition...give me a min....


    Here you go...this will allow Darwin to load!!!

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    Sorry, one more stupid question - which file(s) from your archive am I burning as an ISO? There are several files (Boot, a folder called ISOLINUX with a config file in it, etc). Which do I burn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePistonDoctor View Post
    Sorry, one more stupid question - which file(s) from your archive am I burning as an ISO? There are several files (Boot, a folder called ISOLINUX with a config file in it, etc). Which do I burn?
    It should have extracted as an ISO. The files was supposed to come out as an ISO image. Must have done something wrong.packaging it. Let me try again.


    Think I got it packaged right this time...let me know....use the extract here option when you extract it...

    Update: I'm gonna have to send to your email address cause the tar.gz at 1.79 mb is too large to post
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