DVD stuck in drive - how do I kick it out before boot?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elbowgeek, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. elbowgeek macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2006
    As mentioned in my original thread, I have an iMac G5, which is a gorgeous piece of machinery, but has a few issues.

    The problem is that it will shut down if the OS/X operating system is running, even if it's just the OSX install DVD, which is what's in the drive right now. I'd like to kick the DVD out before booting so I can insert the Ubuntu Linux CD so I can install it and get it running again.

    Is there a way to kick the disk out while or before it boots? I've looked all over for the answer with no luck.

    Many thanks
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Hold down the mouse button at startup - it should eject. (the DVD/CD, not the mouse :) )

Share This Page