Can't Boot from OSX Install DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NickD, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. NickD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2007
    I need to repair my HD, and I'm trying to boot from my Mac OSX Tiger Install DVD, but I run into the same problem every time.

    I hold down "c" at the start, and I wait until the spinning gear comes up, but as soon as the computer has been booted up, I see that it hasn't actually booted from the DVD, but rather from the Internal HD as usual.

    To try a different method, I went into the Startup Preferences to manually choose to boot from the DVD, but I found that it didn't show up, as if the system didn't even recognize that it was a plausible startup method. The system recognized that it was in the drive and that it was the install DVD, but it didn't show up in the Startup Preferences.

    I restarted again as usual, but held down the option key so that I could select from a list of possible startup volumes. Once again, the DVD didn't show up on the list, only my Internal HD.

    Anyone have any idea of how I can do this? Or is there another way I can repair my Internal HD?

  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    I would try booting the problem computer in Transfer mode provided you have another Mac with a FW port.

    Should be able to repair permissions that way.
  3. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    Startup in Single User Mode
    CMD+S before the chime, and hold it till a black screen with white text comes up
    Then type in: fsck -fy
    then reboot or exit to restart.

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