How to boot from OS X install CD with new keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by keithos27, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. keithos27 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2006
    I have the new low-profile keyboard connected to my mac mini. I have all of the system updates as well.

    I am trying to boot from my Mac OS X install CD (by holding down the "c" key during boot up) but OS X just keeps loading (not the CD)... Does this have something to do with my new keyboard???

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Hmmm... try one of these alternatives:

    1) Hold option down to get the boot loader and then select the install disc with your mouse

    2) If you can still boot off the HD, boot off it, open Sys Prefs -> Startup Disk -> select the install DVD there and then hit the restart button in the window.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I doubt that the keyboard would operate any differently in firmware then the previous keyboard. None of the keys changed.

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