Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to cursed binny)
Open Startup Disk preference pane, select the desired startup volume, click the Restart button.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to Kappy)
only "network start up" is appearing in the pane! Also, i told about the change in mount point, my internal hdd mounts like an external one at /Volumes/Macintosh HD. "Macintosh HD" is the name i gave the partition. No luck even after converting it back to one partition!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to cursed binny)
Are you sure you haven't effectively changed the disk format? You may have also lost the standard OS X boot loader. I can't really tell what's going on without being able to "see" the disk's partition layout.
As for the mount point "/" and "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/" are equivalent.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to cursed binny)
If you've tried all the above and still can't see the Macintosh HD startup volume, you may have lived up to your moniker and hosed your data. The last desperate measure would be starting up with the SL DVD, using its Disk Utility to repartition and reformat the internal drive to a single GUID/Apple Extended format volume and reinstall everything. If you have a bootable clone, pain will be minimum, increasing exponentially the less backups you have.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to Kappy)
@Kappy: I made 2 partions, 1 of Mac os extended (journaled) and the other MS DOS format. i'll soon upload the picture of it
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to Courcoul)
@Courcoul: what do you mean "repartition and reformat the internal drive to a single GUID/Apple Extended format volume" ? i have partioned the drive using SL DVD Disk Utility in the 1st place. i repartitioned it to mac extended format but no luck! also, i read in 1 of the forums that for the SL DVD to boot in my start up drive, it's mount point should be "/" and "/Volumes/Name" implies that the drive is not being detected as internal drive!
Also, i tried using terminal to create a user but it says "sudo: command not found". it showed the same for ubuntu installation. could you help me with that? I'm okay with installing either of the OS for the time being. Thanks