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    joestanulis's Avatar
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    Oct 26, 2006
    OS X Lion will not boot
    OS X will not boot after I used a LinuxMCE live CD. I did not use it to modify anything on the hard drive. Now when it boots, I get the apple logo and pinwheel for about a minute and then a circle with a slash through it. I also cannot boot from the LinuxMCE live CD or an Ubuntu live Cd. I can select partitions when booting, one is the main the other is a recovery partition, neither work. I have also tried booting to single user mode and it it keeps searching for root until I shut it down.
    The laptop is the MacBook Aluminum Unibody, I replaced the stock hard drive with an Intel SSD.

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    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2009
    In front of MY MAC OR LINUX BOX
    Mac Pro Workstation Airport Extreme ATV 2 Ipad
    By default a linux live-cd did not make any changes to you're system .
    You are talking about recovery partition so you are using LION .
    Do you still have a DVD of Snow Leopard or Leopard ?
    If so try to boot from them and check SSD drive

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Reset your PRAM. Booting with any Linux CD, live or not will sometimes cause the system not to boot. Resetting the PRAM usually fixes it.

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