How do I replace OSX server?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by demsoft, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. demsoft macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2009
    Hi all,
    Looking for some help please. I have an early Mac Mini with OSX Server installed. I'd like to pass it on to my son, but want to put the original OS back on the box first. Unfortunately I can't boot from the CD - the machine just spits out the disc when I try to boot from it with the 'C' key held down.
    I'm assuming that OSX server is preventing an 'upgrade' to the desktop version?
    I can't find the server CD that the machine was originally configured with, so can't use disk utility to erase the system disk.
    Any ideas appreciated!
  2. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    Hold down alt (option) at boot and see if it still spits the CD out.

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