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afewmoreyears 12-27-2008 09:21 AM

In Europe-NO startup disc-Wheel of death, help
 
Well, after hundreds of trips with my 15" Macbook pro, I left my startup disc at home for ONCE!!!!

I went to power up my computer this morning and It just sits at the spinning wheel screen.... I have tried all the key pressing combos I can get my hands on, none work...

Can I download a startup disc on my wifes MAC then burn it to a DVD?

Any quality info would be helpful.... I am dead in the water here in lonely Czech republic without my MAC!!!

Thanks everyone!:Confused: ....

louishen 12-27-2008 09:58 AM

have you tried starting up in safe mode by pressing S on strat-up

is it a POwerPC or Intel mac

afewmoreyears 12-27-2008 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louishen (Post 776985)
have you tried starting up in safe mode by pressing S on strat-up

is it a POwerPC or Intel mac

Thanks so much,

I have tried that option and many others... This is the one time I left on a trip without my start-up disc. Restarting with that would I believe fix my problem. But I don't have it. Can I download one then burn it to a DVD?
Yes it is a Mackbook pro Intel running the latest OS system and version....

louishen 12-27-2008 10:12 AM

Have you got a firewire cable, you could put your mac in to Target Disk Mode and use the wifes mac to run disk utility on your drive

afewmoreyears 12-27-2008 10:24 AM

I am in the Czech Republic... NO fire wire cable with me on this trip... Store did not have one either....



Lou.
PS didnt understand how to mount the idea you gave me.... only an image....? On a zip?

louishen 12-27-2008 10:28 AM

If you have a firewire cable then follow theses steps

How to use FireWire target disk mode

afewmoreyears 12-27-2008 10:31 AM

Never mind, I looked it up... but no cable...

afewmoreyears 12-27-2008 10:34 AM

well no firewire cable.... Oh well... I am in the middle of nowhere... Literally. Any other ideas would be great. I can't download a startup disc?


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