I am stuck in Windows! (kind of)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by blasto333, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have installed Windows as instructed in the C: drive and it works great.

    But since I have a non apple keyboard (logitech keyboard) I can't hold down the option key to select a disk. There is no driver for the keyboard so the option key is not recognized in Mac OS X. So my computer just keeps booting to windows when trying to hold option.

    I have also looked in the Startup Disk via the control panel in XP, but I cannot see my mac drive.

    It reads:
    Select the System you want to start up your computer:

    Rectangular white box with no drives in it


    <placeholder do not loc>You have select Mac OS X on the volume "Untitled"


    If I click the restart button in boots to windows.


    The only work around I have now is boot to the OS X install disk and then use the Startup Disk Utility in there to boot to OS X, but that is a pain!

    Any Ideas or any free drivers for a logitech keyboard?


    Thanks,

    Chris Muench
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Apple's hardware monoploy take another evil twist. Bootcamp will only wor with an Apple keyboard

    Takumi

    P.S: unfortunatly I can't help with the problem
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    mulletman13

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    #3
    Haha, no worries...

    On a standard windows keyboard, the Option key is mapped to either the 'Windows' key... or the Alt key right next to the space bar.

    Good luck :)
     
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    balamw

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    FWIW on my logitech (on the PC) it's definitely the Windows a.k.a "Start" key (it has Mac markings on the keys next to the Windows ones.)

    B
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The alt key did it!

    Thanks
     
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    runninmac

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    Not to make you feel retarted but...

    It happens to the best of us:p
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The odd thing is I have one key that says Option/alt, then a key next to it that says alt. I only tried the one with option/alt on it. But it works great now!
     
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    Kelmon

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    No Bloody Option Key On My Mac

    What bugs me with that statement (and I even complained to my wife about this last night when I read it) is that I have a PowerBook Ti and Apple Keyboard, and both keyboards do not have a key labled "Option"; both keyboards have an "Alt" key instead. It took a while to realise that this key was the mythical "Option" key that various software manuals referred to...
     
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    iMeowbot

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    That's a good thing to be reminded about now and again. US keyboards have the words printed on the keys, but in most other markets Apple prefer to use odd symbols for at least some keys.
     
  10. MRU
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    MRU

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    For some reason it doesnt work with bluetooth keyboard. Maybe the driver for the bluetooth doesnt initilise before time to select as depreciated. I had to go back to wired keyboard.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    That's in the Apple instructions, the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse aren't yet supported.
     
  12. MRU
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    MRU

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    Yeah but who's got time for instructions ;)

    Works great though.

    I wonder if this will officially KILL mac games development. Why put up with a piss poor port when we can now play them directly?

    Also is Virtual PC dead in the water? After all we can now dual boot and in leopard we will have full native virutalization... So again what's the point of the VPC product anymore?
     
  13. ATG
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    That's ironic because they work fine on my regular old PC. They take a little longer to switch on but they work all the same.
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Yeah, it's a heck of a thing feeling tarted, let alone being tarted a second time. ;)


    (check yer spelling) :p
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    After all we will now be able to dual boot and in leopard, thus will have a full native solution.

    Taht's better;)

    Takumi
     
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    balamw

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    FWIW those are the Mac marking it probably has a silly windows logo on it too, the Alt only key is the Windows marking and is usually also marked with the apple command four leaf clover thingy.

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