Yes, alt/option, same key, but I'm still not certain which Mac we're trying to boot.
What color is the Install Disc, & what is the 2z691-****-A number on it?
Which mini is this... if that is the one?
At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.
Then click on More Info>Hardware and report this upto but not including the Serial#...
Machine Name: Mac mini
Machine Model: PowerMac10,1
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1.42 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.8.9f1
If you don't know the model, & canno tboot it, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...
How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...
iMac Model Identifier: iMac9,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 8 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: IM91.008D.B08 SMC Version (system): 1.36f3 Serial Number (system): Hardware UUID: D88EF935-ED5F-578B-9106-6EDFD67F6A62
The Lep disk is 27691-6428-A
And I have ---- 6560-A
I just noticed this "Mount Point". Everyother mounted drive has a mount point the Mini's doesn't, just a slash?? Reformat and start over?
Target Disk Mode LUN:
Capacity: 80.03 GB (80,026,361,856 bytes)
Removable Media: Yes
BSD Name: disk2
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk2s1
Capacity: 79.68 GB (79,682,387,968 bytes)
Available: 72.15 GB (72,152,043,520 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk2s2
Mount Point: /
WEel 27691-6428-A appears to be a Snow Leopord/10.6 Retail Disc, not Leopard/10.5 for clarity.
2z691-6560-A seems to be a Drop-in Disc for updating 10.5 to 10.6...
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Drop In & Bootable DVD
Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard with Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X.
* Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
minimum system requirements
* 512MB of memory (I say 1.5GB for PPC at least, 2-3GB minimum for IntelMacs)
* DVD drive for installation
* 9GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
Classic/OS9 Apps no longer supported.
Trouble is Apple no longer sells it, check eBay & such for the Retail version, not the Gray Discs...
Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...
* Mac computer with an Intel processor
* 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)
* 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)
* DVD drive for installation
* Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
* Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.
Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...
It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.
Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273
I truely believe that it is, somehow, the state of the hard drive. The "Mount Point", as see in the get info on the Mini's HDD is just back slash, there's no designation like /volumes/firewire.
Could this fact/condition/situation be preventing the Mini from booting from this particular HDD? Meanwhile, I'm going back through other posts.
Well, I'm out of ideas and out of time. It's Thanksgiving time and I'm off to my fmaily, a few states over. Not gonna let this issue drag me down. Thank you for your attempts to help me. I hope your holiday is a good one; if in fact you are somewhere that has a Thanks Giving holiday at this time of the year.
A Mac Mini with 2 USB ports on the rear will not run Snow Leopard 10.6. It needs a minimum of 4 ports on the rear. The 2 USB port Mac Mini are the PowerPC Mac Minis, and those migrate easily to Powerbooks. But the 4 and 5 port do not as they are , and you should look at this tip if going between the Mac Mini and Powerbook:
10.6 won't install on a PowerPC Mac. When you get back from thanksgiving look this over carefully, and don't confuse USB for firewire. Look at the ports closely on the rear.
Yeah, it's got 2 USB ports and a Firewire. I'm trying to snap out of the Turkey Fog rand get back to this issue. I will reall all of every response and try every suggestion 'til it's resolved.
I was hoping to use this machine to watch Netflix on a big Samsung flat screen. I've been told that I can't; supposedly, there's an issue with the Mini and our N router and WPA encription. Right now I've no HDMI adaptor, but I do have the adapter needed to connect through PC/RGB. First things first though I have to get it working. The original install disks are coming this weekend. Will post progress reports.
Thank to everyone who's been helping me out.