9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2012 1:30 PM by jsd2
JeffCMKRNL Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)


I just bought new Mac Mini with Lion.

I have an external optical drive connected via Firewire.

I can mount bootable disks on optical drive, to see contentents just fine.


I have bootable volume in drive which is readable, but restarting with "C" key held down does not boot off of optical drive.

Holding option key down while rebooting shows local HD plus a bootable partition I have on another external firewire HD, but it does not show bootable Optical volumes on Firewire External optical media.


Why can't I boot from optical media.



Dual PowerMAC G5, G5 Mac Mini, CoreDuo MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), If only Mac were based on VMS instead of mach kernel