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kjay
10-24-2001, 01:09 PM
ok,

seems like a stupid question but, i've been trying to boot a SE/30 with Apple 300e cdrom off a Sys7 cd. tried holding down the "c" button but that doesn't seem to work.

Running Sys7.5.5 on hard drive - trying to boot with orig sys cd's.

thanks
kj

ChrisYip
10-24-2001, 01:21 PM
Not sure that that machine was ever designed to boot from a CD-ROM... I think you have to install stuff from the floppy drive rather than the CD.

Chris

lasvegas
10-25-2001, 02:38 AM
Yes. The SE/30 can boot from a CD. Hold Command-Option-Shift-Delete with the boot disk in the CD drive. The drive should be set to use SCSI ID 3.

ChrisYip
10-25-2001, 07:00 AM
Opps - sorry about my error - Is that "4-key" salute the more generic "boot from another volume" command? The "C" for the CD-ROM boot must be for newer machines then .

Chris

kjay
10-25-2001, 10:05 AM
thanks for the info. that seemed to have done the trick. funny how the little things in life can drive you nuts.

kj

lasvegas
10-25-2001, 05:52 PM
Yep. Apple didn't add the 'C' key boot feature until the 600vx/600vi/Performa 600 lines that were the first to include a built-in CD drive.

[This message has been edited by lasvegas (edited 25 October 2001).]

ICCAFSN
12-09-2001, 11:53 PM
Actually, my Mac II and Mac IIsi with an internal Apple-ROM CD drive and an Apple-ROM hard drive (using an internal SCSI ribbon with multiple connectors) can boot off the System 7.5.3 CD that came with my Power Mac 8500 by holding down 'c'. Needless to say I was impressed (and relieved that I didn't have to swap a bajillion floppy disks to install the OS).