I installed Ubuntu (Precise) on my Macbook Pro but now I'd like to go back to OSX but I can't boot off the OSX Snow Leopard DVD to do a reinstall. I have tried booting and holding down 'c' or using 'Option' and then selecting the OSX install media but after selecting the OSX media the grub menu loads and tried to boot Ubuntu instead of booting off the DVD. I tried booting off my Ubuntu LiveUSB and removing all of the partitions using gparted but the problem still persists.
How to install GRUB command-line. The question of how to install the GRUB command.
Install Grub On Usb Drive
I just want to wipe everything and go back to OSX only. When I installed Ubuntu I pretty much followed the default options. Boot MacBook Pro. Hold ALT/Option. Should give you a menu where you can choose what to boot off. Make sure you select the OSX disk.
It should boot into install -Alternative- If you have a backup of OSX install, boot from USB hard drive into that? Did you ever take any backups with carbon cloner? This creates an exact image of your install on USB hard drive.
Linux On UEFI
It will allow you boot into the live USB disk. From there you can restore your hard disk. As mentioned above you may need to partition/format it to journalled again. When installing Linux on a MacBook I would never go ahead without taking a live carbon cloner backup. Other than either of these I don't see any other way of getting OSX back on ( Having bricked an old 13 inch myself.NOT FUN.