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Laura Gruszczynskiboot up from install cd
by on Jun 26, 2009 at 3:13:49 pm

Hi,
I am trying to run some maintenance and repairs on a Mac Pro, OS X 4.11
and I am unable to convince the machine that it needs to boot up from the install cd so I can run disc utility. I am holding the "C" key during startup and It just hangs on the grey start up screen.
Any suggestions?
Laura

gruszla


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Zane BarkerRe: boot up from install cd
by on Jun 27, 2009 at 4:01:11 am

[Laura Gruszczynski] "I am holding the "C" key during startup"

To the best of my knowledge the C key only woks on old PPC Macs.

Hold down the option key.



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Laura GruszczynskiRe: boot up from install cd
by on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:41:33 am

I tried that too, with an Apple tech person on the phone. No luck.
Looks like my machine needs service.
Thanks for your help.
Laura

gruszla


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Steve CohenRe: boot up from install cd
by on Jul 21, 2009 at 2:00:51 pm

With the CD in the drive go to System Preferences>Startup Disk and set it to start from the DVD.

Then when you are done with your maintainance restart the system and while booting up hold down your eject key and it should eject the DVD before it boots from it and then boot from the hard drive.



Steve Cohen

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O2 Media Inc.


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