NEED IMMEDIATE HELP - Briocked my Macbook Pro trying to install Linux Backtrack 5
As in title.
I tried to partition my harddrive with bootcamp, went pretty well. Used rEFIt on my mac to switch between the systems once I got them working.
Tried to install Backtrack 5 R3 with a LiveCD, went mostly smooth except an error in the end claiming that Grub 2 could not be installed or something like that.
After the restart I can't boot into either Backtrack or OSX. I plop in the OSX install cd and try to see if I can save something. The patitions cannot be formatted. I mess around a bit with the disk utility tool and with restarting with both the OSX DVD and the Backtrack LIVECD. I then notice that my harddrive (The main partition that was there when I got my mac), has been replaced with some other one named disk01 or something. I made sure that I DID NOT format my main drive.
I have been searching everywhere on the internet, but can't seem to find a solution. Nothing works. (Tried all the safe boot bullshit, Don't know shit about Linux AT ALL.) Basically I've given up on getting my old mac back, and am now focusing on saving my School data if possible (2½ years of IMPORTANT NOTES i need for my finals)
My only possible idea left, is taking out the hard drive and putting it into my desktop to see if I can salvage any data. If not I'm just going to do a fresh reinstall of OSX and cry myself to sleep.
Is there anything you can help me do? If someone can make me get it as it used to be, I will be willing to pay you some over paypal.
I know I'm an idiot for not taking backups, but please help me.
By the way, running snow leopard.