How to boot from OS X install DVD after hard drive upgrade on Mac Mini

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    This may be a dumb question. I know that you press the "c" key on a MacBook to boot from DVD. But what about a Mac Mini with wireless keyboard? Does the Mini see the keyboard when there is a NEW drive inside?

    I've searched but can't find the answer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    A Mini is a Mac therefore "C" at startup is the answer.
    (this has worked on every Mac since the CD-ROM's were put on Macs)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Apple's Bluetooth keyboards should work just fine on the firmware level. :confused:
     
  4. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Not sure about the mini, but when I installed on a new HDD on my MacBook I didn't even have to press "c". It just started from the install disk automatically. :)
     
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    If the hard disk is unformatted and the install disk is the only possible startup choice the mini should go ahead and start from it. Otherwise holding c works, even on a BT keyboard.
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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