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    Mac will not boot from Firewire CD Rom

    My internal CD ROM drive on my first gen Macbook Pro is dead, so I am trying to install hardy from an external one. It has worked in the past, but this time it does not work. When I Hold down C, Select it from the Apple Boot loader, or rEFIt it just goes to my normal grub and boots up gutsy.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    Re: Mac will not boot from Firewire CD Rom

    I can boot from usb combo drive - Power on, at the rEFIt menu, choose reboot, when rEFIt appears again the CD is bootable.
    Or maybe you had a bad burn.

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    Re: Mac will not boot from Firewire CD Rom

    i'd say bad disc.

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    Re: Mac will not boot from Firewire CD Rom

    If you are trying to boot from the firewire disk and your computer is a G3 or a G4 PowerBook, there is a chance this might not work.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58606

    You can still boot from another Mac which have OS 8.6 and up.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1661

    cheer up!

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