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MAC dummie needs help..

Discussion in 'Linux / BSD / Mac OS X' started by andrewsmc, Jul 14, 2009.

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    So my neighbor has a macbook.. Not sure what os or anything like that. All i know is that when you go to boot it it will just go to a loading screen and just stay there until you turn it off. He has no cd's or anything. And i coudnt find any bios options before the loading screen. Sum help plz?
     
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    Lol... Cmon seriously. Im pc.. He mac guy.
     
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    reinstall the OS. He will need to call another Mac guy for a disk or something
     
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    There is no bios.

    Intel based macs use Intel's BIOS replacement, known as EFI.

    Holding down S or V for single user mode, or Verbose will help you troubleshoot the problem.

    I would go with Verbose mode first, see what errors it gives since it is hanging on boot. Single user mode will give you a command line. Most linux/BSD commands work in OSX just like Linux/BSD.
     
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