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    Problem with HD trying to install Mac os x
    What I did was erase and format the drive to mac os extended and then went to restore and used a mac os x DVD image to restore to the HD. Now the HD is the DVD image lol. Opops stupid mistake I know, but now I can't erase or reformat the drive and its impossible to install Os x with any version I've tried. Btw I don't have a time machine back-up.

    Any help on how to format or install Os x would be much appreciated.


    PS please excuse my bad english.

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    sorry
    this thread is in the wrong place should be in osx software

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    Try with an actual OS X DVD and not an image. That is how Mac install from a bootable DVD!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I have but its boots into installation and after selecting the language it says cannot install mac os x , and to use a backup instead, which I don't have.

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