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My problem, is that in order to erase the hard drive, I need to boot from the OSX install disk. No matter what I try, I can't do this with my external display. If I insert the disk, and hold down the C, my Mac never recognizes the external display plugged in and so I cannot see to get to the disk utility tools on my OSX install disk. I've tried using Command-display dim button, to no avail. 

I've tried simulating a clamshell mode boot where I close the lid as soon as the boot starts (with the OSX install disk in the drive) and I get a kernel panic every time. Even if I didn't, I don't see how I can close the lid at startup and hold down the C key at the same time.  

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panic(cpu 12 caller 0x544745): "I/O Kit: Unrecoverable deadlock. "@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/iokit/Kernel/IOService.cpp:1075
Backtrace (CPU 12), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x8b633df8 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x8b633e2c 0x223ce1 0x0)
0x8b633e48 : 0x544745 (0x5e5308 0x1 0x8b633e78 0x107fc)


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