It's a troubleshooting nightmare: you have problems starting your standard Mac OS X installation, or another serious issue that requires re-installation of Mac OS X itself. You grab your Mac OS X CD or DVD, insert it, press the reset button, hold down the "C" key and expect to be back up and running -- but the system still refuses to properly boot.
This obviously makes re-installation of Mac OS X impossible, and severely limits your troubleshooting avenues. Fortunately, there are some relatively straightforward methods for dealing with this issue.
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