How To Boot From A CD / DVD In Mac OS X

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Mac Computers that are using OS X to run, are using the hard drive as the default booting component. As you know, the Mac OS X computer are very rarely used to work on any other medium, which is opposite to Windows computer. So, you might be wondering why would you need to learn how to boot from a CD or DVD disc in the Mac OS X.

Booting from a CD or DVD disc in Mac OSX has its purposes, such as running the software diagnostic applications or installing a new OS from a bootable disc. Booting from a CD is easy, but only if you know how to do it and, that’s why I’ve created this post, to teach you how to successfully boot from a CD / DVD disc in Mac OS X, action that takes only a limited period of time. Here are the steps that you have to take:

  1. Insert the CD or DVD disc into your Mac’s optical drive.

  2. Now you have to click on the ‘Apple’ button, which can be found in the upper left hand corner.

  3. Choose the ‘Restart’ option.

  4. Now you will have to press the ‘C’ key on your Mac keyboard immediately after the system turn on. This action will force your system to boot from the CD-ROM drive.

Another way to force your Mac OSX to boot from the CD-ROM is to edit the default settings of the start-up disk in the ‘System Preferences’ or you can choose to press the following key combination when the system starts up: Command + Option + Shift + Delete. All these keys pressed at the same, will force your system to boot up from the CD / DVD-ROM.

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