However, I expect some modification is needed to work on other versions of the Air, not to mention other Macs. Why are these questions going unanswered? Normally, doing this would present a special screen showing all accessible bootable volumes. Thanks, Ben The link provide by hawks does provide all the basics of booting on mac, so you might want to read it carefully. I created the usb stick using diskmaker X on a older 2013 and tried 4 different methods of creating the bootable usb installer and Zilch! The arrow will disappear when any key is pressed. The basic method is explained nicely.
Bought my first Intel iMac from a friend… used 10. I reformatted machd drive, it shows only the recovery options. I was then able to install El Capitan, but at the first reboot during the install process it showed a holder with a question mark on it at boot. And then everything made sense. Can't really see how I can do this procedure wrong.
Now that the mini was working again, I ran Software Update. It is important to use this Mac since it will be used to identify the correct Windows drivers. I tried holding down Command-S to enter single-user mode, hoping to run the fsck command to test and repair the drive. I tried booting the system holding down the apple key + r without success. I have a imac and i cant get passed the blue and gray screen. I don't want install everything i had on laptop. You should now see boot-device ud:3,:tbxi hd:,:tbxi.
I'm sure I could dig up a guide if you're interested. I tried starting up in Safe Boot mode by holding down Shift at startup, but the mini acted as if Safe Boot didn't exist. Newegg does not specify a lot of information needed when you need to order a product and when I called customer support the people there had no idea how to help me because my product was a Mac. At some point yesterday while seeking answers I came across a! Select the version of Windows that is closes to the version of Windows installed on the Mac Windows 8, Windows 10. It is not the first time, that I do this, so I do press for sure the right keys while starting up. Now I was really annoyed.
Something doesn't sound right, as you shouldn't have to mount the drive at all. I know this Mac mini is exciting to play with due to size and everything. Just select the one you wish to boot from. Can run Mini without the top in place for troubleshooting. Just to make sure my old mac mini can handle it. The computer will start up from the chosen volume, but bear in mind performance will likely be much slower than when you normally operate your Mac.
It does not matter what edition of Windows is used since Windows is not going to be installed. Is something like this possible? Insert various exclamations not intended for young ears here. Tried Safe Mode, same result. I was hoping it was just the power brick, but it ended up being the logic board. As of this writing, the mini.
I was then able to install El Capitan, but at the first reboot during the install process it showed a folder with a question mark on it at boot. When dd is finished, you should see a confirmation that the process has completed. Okay, I kinda solved the problem. I rebooted holding down the Option key. Then start the mini with alt pressed and boot from this partition, install on the other bigger partition.
Conforming runs on the new Mac Mini 2018! Another option is to have a tech remove the hard drive from the Mini, and connect it to another Mac, using an adapter kit. Fortunately, there are some relatively straightforward methods for dealing with this issue. Use the keyboard arrows to choose your boot device, then press the Enter key. See for an explanation of the difference Longer answer: Ok, I lied above. Only thing i wonder about is if the mac would still boot off usb if using a pci usb 2. Make sure your firmware is current In some cases, out-of-date firmware can result in an inability to properly startup from optical media.
The process is fairly painless and, if you have a bit of time and patience you can complete the task on a Mac. Go to the aforementioned Knowledge Base article, and download the firmware updater that appears next your Mac's name if one is listed and launch the downloaded installer. In a few more seconds the Desktop background appears in poor resolution along with the sign-in icon in the middle and the 3 choice buttons at the bottom of the screen. I probably need to contact Apple and ask why this iMac can't boot 10. I probably need to contact Apple and ask why this iMac can't boot 10. I don't know whats wrong. As an example, the first-generation PowerBook 1.