How do I boot from my Install disc?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mode, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. mode macrumors member

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    #1
    Yeah, stupid question.

    I'm booting the computer and holding down C, but nothing seems to be changing. Am I doing it right?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I'm assuming you have the disks in the drive.?

    Are you holding down C, or just pressing it?
     
  3. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, Install disc 1 is in the optical drive when I start it up. I'm holding down C from the go, and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm just trying to perform an Archive and Install on the system.

    What should I be looking for here?
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    It should be working...

    Is the disk inserted before you turn the computer on (i.e. insert disk and then restart while holding C).
     
  5. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Will I get some sort of message when I boot from the disc to let me know I did it right?
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #6
    Instead of holding C, try holding Option. You should get a list of bootable volumes and you can click the one you want.
     
  7. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys, I already performed the Archive and Install. It went over smoothly.

    C didn't work for whatever reason, so I just opened the installer from the disc drive manually! Gah!
     

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