How do I boot from something that's not Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Rislaja, May 18, 2008.

  1. Rislaja macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2008
    Last night my computer started misbehaving and now it will only boot from the nonfunctional Windows partition (it won't accept the activation code). It won't accept the Leopard install disk or my Linux LiveCD, and none of the keyboard codes work; no matter what I do upon booting, it goes into Windows.

    It's a Mac Mini 1.66/2x256/60/COMBO/AP/BT, if that helps anyone.
  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    You could call MS and get a new activation code (I hear they're fairly understanding with all the Boot Campers and issue new codes over the phone with a minimum of fuss). Once you're up in Windows, you could then at least explore the drive & partitions to see what's up, including making sure the boot.ini isn't whacked.

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