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booting with the (right) cdrom

1 - booting with the (right) cdrom

when you purchase a brand new mac, it usually came with several cds and when turned on for the first time, the mac was asking for a cd (set) called software restore. this is the kind of no-fuss-super-easy-bloody-slowly-tons-of-ram installation you can expect from a mac.
interested in a fast system that nevertheless does what you expect it to ?
take the other cd, usually labelled “system software” or so.
insert it into the drive, ignore the hints about this being the wrong cd and press
the key combination ctrl-apple-poweron, followed by keeping the ‘c’ key pressed until you see a hideous background with ‘CD’ written all over it, then release the key and let the machine boot up completely.

next: partition the hard disk

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