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Mountain Lion wont install on macbook. "This disk cannot be used to start up your computer"

1545 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 28, 2012 11:23 AM by mende1 RSS
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Aug 28, 2012 11:20 AM

Basically, when I try to install the mountain lion update onto my Snow Leapard OS, I get the above message. Something must be wrong with my hd configuration.

 

I think the problem was caused when I tried to install linux on a partition before this and failed miserably time after time; I think the problem was that reFIT wasn't recognizing the proper partitions to boot into. Anyway, I also noticed that even after deleting the defunct linux partitions using Disk Utility, the linux drives still showed up in the reFit startup menu. Did I screw up my HD? Is that what is preventing me from installing Mountain Lion? If so, how can I fix it?

 

Thanks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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