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

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

  1. bpx macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    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!

  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


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

    Jun 28, 2007
    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

    Jun 30, 2007
    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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