Hold "c" key while restarting has no effect

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Abdulhaq, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Abdulhaq macrumors member

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    #1
    I want to boot from a DVD. While restarting the computer I hold the "c" key so that it will boot from the DVD. This does not work and the computer simply opens the Snow Leopard desktop. I have tried with a normal wired keyboard as well as a bluetooth keyboard. Kindly guide me in this matter.

    Regards,

    Abdul Shaikh
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Did you try the option key, which will bring up a menu of bootable devices to select. Perhaps the disc is not bootable, if it isn't then it will not show up in the list
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    What EXACT DVD do you want to use to boot from? Does it show up in System Preferences > Startup Disk?
     

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