Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:05 PM   #1
ProR2D2
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
My Macbook won't boot from any CDs or DVDs! HELP!

So the problem is my Macbook won't boot from any other cd or dvd. I have tried Windows XP, Windows 7, and even Ubuntu, all new and clean dvd's, but after booting from them it displays a message saying "no boot device detected, Please insert a boot device and press any key to continue".

Its important to mention my Macbook DOES boot from my MAC installation DVD.


Im trying to install windows in my recently Windows partition but I can't find a solution to boot from these dvd's.

My Macbook does boot from my MAC install DVD, it also reads all of my windows and ubuntu disks as they are shown in the desktop, and it also burns cd's and dvd's just fine. They are in ISO Format so there shouldn't be a problem of booting from them.
I also repaired my disk and disk permissions several times but with no result.

Any help will be appreciated.

EDIT: I Found the real problem: I was just selecting the iso file and clicking on burn.
I was wrongly burning my cd's and dvd's. To create a bootable disk I followed the steps:

1 Insert a blank CD into a supported burner
2 When the Finder dialog appears, select "Open other application" for the desired action
3 Navigate as you prefer and then select "Disk Utility" as the desired application to open
4 After Disk Utility opens, drag the ISO image file to the lower portion (below the horizontal divider) of the left-hand pane where disks and volumes are displayed in the Disk Utility dialog
5 Select the ISO image file,
6 Click the "Burn" icon at the top-left of the Disk Utility dialog.



Macbook MAC OS X Snow Leopard - early 2010 (white)

Last edited by ProR2D2; Nov 11, 2012 at 07:10 PM.
ProR2D2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macbook Pro (early 2008) won't boot, then booted, now won't boot again. ruyen MacBook Pro 12 Dec 21, 2013 06:27 PM
Macbook wont boot CDs b33enny MacBook 2 Oct 7, 2013 09:36 PM
Late 2008 Unibody Macbook (A1278) SuperDrive won't take CDs or DVDs brasskey MacBook 1 Sep 6, 2013 09:15 PM
If you use CDs or DVDs more than twice a year . . . THOPMedia Wasteland 0 Dec 3, 2012 03:23 AM
Macbook Optical Drive won't read CDs anymore musiqzuki Mac Basics and Help 2 Jul 13, 2012 09:39 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC