Wireless keyboard will not boot DVD to repair disk

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  1. John Greer, Jun 30, 2011
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    John Greer macrumors member

    John Greer

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    #1
    Help!

    My Startup disk need to be REPAIRed. The Disk Utility app confirmed it:

    1. Invalid volume file count
    2. Invalid volume directory count
    3. The volume SSD256 was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.
    4. Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.

    I, however, only have a wireless keyboard.
    Other than looking for a friend who can lend me a wired keyboard for an hour, do I have any other options?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is really nothing you can do to my knowledge. You should always have a wired keyboard laying around, always. Didn't your machine come with one? Color me naive if it did not.
     
  3. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    The current iMacs ship with wireless keyboards by default - you have to manually change to wired if that's what you want.
    Yes, OP, that's going to be the only way unfortunately.
     
  4. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a bootable CD around to try this with, but if you insert the install disc, then go to System Preferences - StartUp Disk, does it allow you to choose the DVD? I know that if you have a second bootable partition it would be there...
     
  5. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    This should work, should've thought of that.
     
  6. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    By the way, have you tried to use the Option Key during boot on your Wireless keyboard? I know that the old White Wireless keyboards were able to do the option boot...
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Ah see, I did not know and never looked at the fact that the new iMacs have wireless keyboards. Either way, somehow I think I'll always have a wired keyboard and mouse laying around. ;)
     
  8. John Greer thread starter macrumors member

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    I read that it's not possible, prob because the BlueTooth drives are not active yet...
     
  9. John Greer thread starter macrumors member

    John Greer

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    PERFECT!
    THANK YOU!!
    I just changed the start-up to point to the DVD, booted, cleaned up my disk, pointed it back to normal and rebooted. WOW. Too easy!!!
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
     

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