So I attempted to set up dual boot (Boot Camp) on my new MacBook Air (Mountain Lion) with Windows 7 and failed spectacularly in the process. The Mac just boots straight into Windows now. There's no boot menu and I can't seem to find a way to boot to Mac OS X. Hoping someone here can help.
Here's how I got into this mess:
- Created a bootable Windows 7 USB key with an x64 Windows 7 ISO using Windows USB/DVD download tool.
- Ran Boot Camp on the Mac, unticking the option to create a bootable Windows disk.
- Chose a partition size of 64 GB for the Windows partition.
- At this point I think the Mac tried to reboot itself, but as I was typing in a browser window at the time I seem to have cancelled that by mistake. So (and this is where I think I went wrong), I manually rebooted with the Windows USB stick in the USB slot.
- The Mac rebooted and the windows stick took over, and I chose to install to the 64GB partition I made in Boot Camp.
- This all went fine, but the Mac now boots straight into Windows, but seems to be missing drivers for lots of stuff, most importantly the wireless network card.
I can't see any way to get back to Mac OS X. I've subsequently read about a tool called rEFIt that I was perhaps supposed to run before Boot Camp, but I haven't done that to date.
Is there any way to trash the windows partition and get back to Mac OS?