Opening DVD on Startup ???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Apple Corps, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    #1
    I have done a zero security write to a new boot drive and forgot how to get my G5 Powermac to open the dvd door on startup so I can put the install disks in and start up from them. What keys do I hold down on start up to get the door open??
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Just hold down your primary mouse button during startup and it should work. :)
     
  3. Apple Corps thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That did it - thanks! Very basic but important when you need it (and forgot how to do it!!!)
     
  4. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    I've got a PowerMac and holding down the left mouse button during Start-up (that Mac noise) didn't work. Instead, I had to use a paper clip to open the drive through the mini-hole in the front of the drive, put the DVD in, and close it manually.
     

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