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krb Jun 28, 2001 11:37 AM
Startup from an External CD-ROM
I need to startup from an external CD ROM attached to a PPC 6100. It's running 8.6 with a G3 upgrade card installed. The System Profiler recognizes that it's attached, but when a CD is inserted, it doesn't mount, otherwise, I'd select it from the Startup Disk Control Panel. I'm trying to solve that problem by finding and replacing the drivers -- no luck yet. The setup and drive had been working fine for nearly a year, but suddenly stopped. It could be that it's old and finally decided to die, but I'm not giving up yet. I'm hoping that it's just corrupted drivers.

Holding down the "C" key will not work since it is an external CD drive, but I know that there is a key combination that could be held down at startup that would force the Mac to boot from another startup disk. Does anyone know what that combination is?

MacMonster Jun 28, 2001 03:27 PM
Cmd+Opt+Shift+Delete, I think :confused:
krb Jun 28, 2001 04:11 PM
Awesome!!! That was it. Now if I can just commit that one to memory...
reader50 Jun 28, 2001 05:33 PM
There is no need to commit it to memory. In the Finder, go to the Help menu and choose Help Center. Type in the keywords "keyboard shortcuts" and you will get the full list anytime. On several subjects, no just startup shortcuts. :)
finboy Jun 30, 2001 02:52 PM
I've gotten C to work MANY times on older machines.

The C stands for CHAIN and sends it to the same place as C-O-S-D, or it's supposed to.

I'm glad you got it to work.
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