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REFIt Problems - Can't boot into Snow Leopard

By Deathstar17
Jan 13, 2011
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  1. So my situation is as follows. I have a MBP running Snow Leopard (10.6.6) and Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I use rEFIt as my boot manager and it has worked flawlessly until now. A few days ago I shut down my computer from the windows side and I had my external hard drive connected. I don’t think I did the safely eject hardware routine and just shut it off instead. When I went to boot into the Mac side from rEFIt I got the following screen:

    rEFIt – Booting OS
    Starting boot.efi
    efiboot loaded from device
    boot file path: \System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi
    .Loading kernel cache file ‘System\Library\Caches\com.apple.kext.caches\Startup\kernelcachei386.4C132DCE’
    Couldn’t get file info.
    Loading ‘mach kernel’…
    …Couldn’t get file info.
    Error loading kernel ‘mach-kernel’ (0xe)
    Error: Aborted returned from boot.efi

    From there I can press any key to return to the rEFIt boot selection screen. At first I wasn’t even able to boot into the windows side unless I had my external hard drive connected. This brings up my next problem. I have a partition on my external hard drive that contains Snow Leopard that I been able to boot into in the past but it is no longer recognized by rEFIt or by Apple’s bootloader (when I hold down option at startup). Instead, rEFIt thinks it is a Windows install. Also, I do not have the Snow Leopard disc.
    What can/should I do?
    Thanks!
     


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