Booting off a CD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by trey5498, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. trey5498 macrumors regular

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    I had a problem where I could not get past the firmware password to boot off the DVD, however I got passed that by switching the ram around and now I can. Now I have a new problem. I press option and I get to the choose your boot from screen and I choose the Mac Leopard DVD and it just locks up trying to load. How do I get this fixed??
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Are you trying to boot off of the DVD?

    Try booting with the 'C' key held down. That'll make the Mac boot off of the optical drive.
     
  3. trey5498 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have done this as well. It still locks up as it is loading up.
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

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    Must be something wrong with -

    your install disc or
    optical drive

    how old is the machine and what is the history of the install disc ?
     
  5. trey5498 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is a year old intel mac mini and the Disk itself has a few scratching on it, but it still get recognized at start up, just has troubling booting from it.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Possibly that is the problem - the scratches. The drive can read the disc header info and so recognizes it as a boot disk but cannot read the info with the scratches on.....

    I take it you don't have any other install (or retail) install discs ?

    Maybe try cleaning the disc ?
     

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