2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 10, 2011 3:33 PM by jls08
jls08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Have a remote mac mini server and need to reboot it to an external cloned hard drive so I can erase and reinstall the OS on the system drive.  Can't hold down the option key as it's remote and managing via ARD.  Can't find an ssh command to force reboot to external drive.

Mac Pro / MacBook Pro / iMac / Mac Mini Server / Macbook Air / iPad / iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,315 points)



    Perhaps I'm missing something obvious but what's wrong with clicking on the Manage Menu and selecting Set Startup Disk? If the External Drive is connected and switched on you can select it. The rest is fairly obvious.





  • jls08 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thanks, I was the one missing the obvious things.  Despite using Macs since the first intel versions, I've never used that particular funciton from the system settings, thanks for the help and not pointing out my stupidity.