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reformat and partition
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Aug 3, 2004, 09:25 AM
Yesterday afternoon I got the brilliant idea to reformat and partition my ibook hard drive as per the instructions in Robin William's OS X guidebook. After I had backed up all my data, I inserted the Install Disc #1 and I was asked to restart my computer. I did, at approximately 7pm yesterday evening, and when I got up at 7am this morning the start up screen was still running. This may be a stupid question, but is this normal? What can I do about this? I obviously can't open the disk drive or turn the power off... Help! I don't know what to do.
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Aug 3, 2004, 11:37 AM
Have you tried re-installing? Re-partioning? Not partioning?
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Aug 3, 2004, 11:50 AM
It is not normal and at this point you will need to turn off the power and start over.

It only takes a couple of minutes to start-up on the install CD.
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