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    Default Windows DVD stuck in MacBook Pro

    I've got a 1st gen MacBook Pro and a Windows DVD is stuck in there.
    It boots into the Windows installation all the time, but I can't finish it because Bootcamp seemed to mess up creating the partition in NTFS-format.

    The Eject-button on the MBP also doesn't work.

    How do I get the DVD out of this thing without breaking it?
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    Turn your macbook off... Press power and immediately hold the mouse button down (the built in one), your disk should eject!
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    Thanks a lot. After a while it did eject the DVD finally.

    Eww..now I get "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key"
    Seems like I have to reinstall Mac OSX.
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    just put in your Mac OS DVD and repair your drive permissions/the drive itself and then run the startup utility from the utilities menu on the disk and select "Mac OS X..." on "whatever your HD name is". That should fix the boot error.
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    ALSO, I don't like bootcamp, So what I do is;

    Install Mac OS (skip if already your bootable and main OS)
    if it's Snow Leo, you can resize your running partition in Disk utility

    Shrink your snoleo partition and make a new one formatted as Fat32 the size you want for windows. (if you have leopard, you gotta do this from the DVD utilities menu) (also, some say you have to create the future windows partition from the DVD Disk Utility as well, just do that to be safe )

    Boot with your windows DVD in the drive while holding the 'C' key. Format the partition you made as ntfs

    Install windows (It worked for me even on GUID part. table)

    Windows will now be your default OS. Put in your Snow Leo DVD and use the 'Startup Disk' in utilities menu, choose Snow leo... Reboot

    If you hold OPTION on boot, you should get a selection of which OS.

    This is for legit macs, PM me if you have a hackintosh xD
    Last edited by DJMutagen; 11-03-2010 at 02:31 PM. Reason: forgot some minor details
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    Ah thanks a lot.
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