Well, THAT was a close one…apparently I got a little too button-happy during the Boot Camp process and farked up my iMac’s hard drive…oops. The fact that I read ahead in the Boot Camp instructions just a teensy may have contributed as well.
Luckily, I found a solution after digging around Apple’s support website for a bit. I just have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall OS X, which should be done about the time I wake up tomorrow…argh.
Despite the setback, I intend to try Boot Camp again, hopefully the second attempt will go better (frankly, I don’t see how it could go worse). Nothing lost but time.
I had taken the liberty of not deleting the pictures from my camera in the event that something went Horribly Horribly Wrong. It probably says something about me that I planned for something going HHW, but hey, learning the hard way is still learning, so onward and upward!