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Mac mini wont boot fram any osx dvd??
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PIET1984
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May 18, 2010, 06:48 AM
 
Hey i bougth the mac mini purely for installing plex on it.
"unfortunately" i installet snow leopard and i wanted leopard on it insted.
but i cant get the mac to boot from my osx dvd try holding c down, second time tryed d for boot menu NOTHING happens.. not even the command+alt+o+f works can anyone help?


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Simon
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May 18, 2010, 07:38 AM
 
That Mac mini won't boot Leopard because Leopard is older than the mini. You need to install at least the same 10.6.x version as the Mac mini came with.

Cmd-alt-o-f won't work anyway as it was for Open Firmware that existed on PPC Macs. Intel Macs don't have that. They use EFI.
     
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May 18, 2010, 08:29 AM
 
So i need to insert a snow leopard dvd in and then hold c ?
     
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May 18, 2010, 10:23 AM
 
That's correct. You can also hold option (alt) during startup to get to the OS selection firmware menu, which will show you the volumes you can boot from.

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