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Mac Mini Keeps ejecting Only OS X disk, how to install OS X

I removed OS X from mac and installed ubuntu, last week my Apple wireless keyboard stopped pairing with my mac at boot time (after I replaced the keyboard battery). Now I want to re install Mac OS X. I have a usb keyboard, I tried so many ways including booting using C key pressed and all. Still I can boot using Ubuntu Disk and install it. But Mac Mini Keep ejecting all the Installation media of OS X I insert. I formated my hardrive and it's completeley unpartitioned space now. Still no hope. Please help me.

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  • Deepak Dharan Padmini
    Deepak Dharan Padmini Mar 10, 2009

    The problem with me is, now I can't install M ac OSX in my machine. I'm unable to boot from OS X Disks ( I tried two different disks). Mac Keeps ejecting OS X disks only.My drive is a super drive and it still doesn't have any problem detecting other os' installation media such as Open Solaris or Ubuntu. And now my hard disk is completely formated and there are no partitions or any toher information on it. Please help me on How can I install OS X now, My warranty is over.

  • Deepak Dharan Padmini
    Deepak Dharan Padmini Jul 27, 2010

    I found the solution on my own. I took apart the mac mini, took the hard disk apart and placed it on an external hard drive case and connected it to another mac and installed osx onto this drive from that machine. Then re inserted the drive back to the original machine . Now the system takes the bootable disks and apple media. So finally I have installed os x and my mac is running fine.

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I had the same problem, but with Windows and Ubuntu I had to make two partitions. I can't remember exactly how I did it but I had to have reference to Ubuntu in each partitions. I hope this helps. mysleuth

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/YabootConfigurationForMacintoshPowerPCsDualBoot

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