External USB CD Drive Installing Mac OSX

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Ryne, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Ryne macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to install mac osx, with a external usb cd drive. But it isn't working. When I click install it says "Click the button below to restart your computer and begin the installation process." Then I click it and it says "An Error Occurred. Startup Disk was unable to select the install CD as the startup disk. (-2)" What can I do to install this?
     
  2. Ryne thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh yea, and I tried holding down the options key, but nothing happened, except a folder with a question mark in it, then it flashed into a folder. But then once that happened it just started up regularly.
     
  3. awulf macrumors 6502

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    try holding down the 'C' key when you turn the computer on.
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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  6. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    In that case I am pretty positive the problem is that you can not boot from the external drive you have and therefore can not install from it.
     

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