I have a Mac Mini with Ubuntu Fiesty on it - but need to re-Mac it. My problem is that I can get it to recognise the install DVD. I've tried using the memdisk.bin / sbootmgr.dsk combo but can't seem to get it to work. Any ideas?
Edit: if it helps, running
grep cdrom /etc/fstab I have identified the internal DVD-ROM drive as '/dev/scd0 /media/dcrom0 udf,iso9660, user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0'
Can anyone translate this into into a GRUB (hdn,n) type designation?
Edit No 2: I have no downloaded a a working Live CD of Ubuntu 9.0.4, but with little success. I've tried using gparted to reformat the internal drive. I've tried 'mac' 'msdos' and 'ntfs' - with msdos I get no apparent partitions, but my assumption that this erases the boot block seems wrong.
I get a suspiciously unix-like error message on restart, it fails to recognise the OS X 10.6 dvd, won't respond to option-key to bring up Apple startup disk chooser, or the C-key to boot from the internal drive. As far as re-instating OS X, looks like I have a bricked mac-mini...
So, how to I NUKE the internal drive to ensure that there's no unix boot nonsense? or has the original Apple firmware somehow been destroyed?