hold down "C"

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by juniorclarkez, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. juniorclarkez macrumors newbie

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    holding down c with the os disk in the drive boots the disk up
    but if the defult drive is knakered, how do i boot up the disk using the xternal drive?
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    hold down option and it should let you select your startup disk.
     
  3. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I tried that with my external usb CD/R drive and it didn't work :(
     
  4. Mblazened macrumors regular

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    usb 1.0?

    usb 1 is not fast enough to start up from
     
  5. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Re: usb 1.0?

    I booted off my USb Zip Drive once... :rolleyes:

    It's possible to boot from USB 1.1, but your computer will not be at it's best, suffice it to say.
     
  6. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: usb 1.0?

    Running of a ZIP disk is like editing a movie on a USB drive.
     
  7. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Re: Re: Re: usb 1.0?

    It was in OS 9, so it didn't hurt too bad. Not that I could actually run many apps...
     
  8. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: usb 1.0?

    How did you do that? I think I tried that that once, but when I held down option at startup, it didn't find the disk, since the computer can't automatically recognize Zip drives without first loading drivers from the boot disk...right?

    --Fred
     
  9. ibookin' macrumors 65816

    ibookin'

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    Re: Re: Re: usb 1.0?

    I booted off a CD and selected the ZIP disk in the Startup Disk control panel.
     
  10. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    To force your computer to boot off a system/drive other then your main one hold the 'apple-option-shift-delete' keys all simultaneously at initial startup.
     

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