Control C doesn't work??

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  1. PJohnson macrumors member

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    edit: subject line is incorrect, it should say "c" is not working.

    I need to boot from the install disk and "c" is not working???

    I am trying to reset the password and these are the original install disks. So, I am completely lost now.:(

    PowerBook G4 Ti running 10.2

    Help....

    Phil
     
  2. methodmano macrumors member

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    Shouldn't it be command+c? Oops, just c during startup...
     
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  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    It is just "C". Alternatively you can use Option.

    TEG
     
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  6. PJohnson thread starter macrumors member

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    Doh! I wrote it wrong. I mean when I boot with "C" held down.

    I forgot to add that it's not just "c". It seems to be all boot options.

    So, Option does the same thing?

    Phil
     
  7. JNB macrumors 604

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    "c" at power-up forces optical drive boot. "Option" at power-up brings up a selection of bootable devices.
     
  8. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi!

    * Holding down C while start up makes your Mac boot directly from a CD/DVD.

    * Holding down option will display all boot options (internal hard disk, CD/DVD or external hard disk).

    /Rupert
     
  9. PJohnson thread starter macrumors member

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    What do I do if they don't work?

    I tried holding down "c" and it booted from the hard drive.

    I tried holding down "option" and it booted from the hard drive.

    The keyboard works fine as it was being used recently with no problems.

    As I mentioned, I need to reset the password....

    Thanks for your help so far...
    Phil
     
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  11. PJohnson thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I broke down and called Apple Support.

    Nice lady, well spoken and helpful...

    Reset the PRAM (it took two tries).

    Then it booted from the optical drive holding down "c".

    All is good :)

    Phil
     

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