Mac mini restart after trying to boot from leopard DVD!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bpx, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bpx macrumors newbie

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    Jul 31, 2009
    #1
    hi,
    i've been having some serious problem with my mac mini. Im trying to install a copy of leopard in my new hard drive and every time i try to boot the dvd holding the "c" key, the computer restart. I dont know what to do, i would appreciate any help.

    thanks in advance!

    Bernardo
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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    Feb 8, 2008
    #2
    Hold option at start and see if the CD shows up in the list of bootable options.
     
  3. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 28, 2007
    #3
    If you have the new mini then you'll have to use the restore disks and not a retail copy. I would suspect your retail copy is not 10.5.7 so it doesn't have the drivers for the new mini. Same thing happened to me
    then I realized my retail copy was old.
     
  4. Carlos E macrumors 6502

    Carlos E

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    NYC
    #4
    Ahh, no wonder. I just tried the same thing and it wouldn't boot from my 10.5 retail disk. That explains it.
     

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