Re: How do I boot a Mac from the CD?

Subject: Re: How do I boot a Mac from the CD?
From: Bryn Hughes (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 12:00:36 MDT

>On Tue, 24 Apr 2001, andu wrote:
>> Sounds like you never used a mac before...
> I admit it's been 3+ years since I've touched one...
>> If I understand correctly, you have system 8 running already.
>> Start up the machine, have the MacOS cd in, go in Control panels, choose
>> Startup disk and select the cd.
>> Restart the machine and it'll boot off the cd.
> Okay, that worked. Now I have to figure out exactly how to
>repartition the drives. Am I supposed to re-partition and reformat the
>drive entirely, and re-install MacOS and BootX on a tiny partition and
>then let YDL handle the rest?

Exactly... Leave the rest of the drive as empty space and don't worry
about it. The YDL installer (which is very similar to the Red Hat
6.2 text based installer to the point of being almost completely
identical) will prompt you to do the rest of the partitioning.


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