Which is most the common way to set alternate Mac boot startup volume; like bootable CD or DVD or any other partition? Your answer would be to use ‘Startup Disk system preference’. But what if your regular boot disk is damaged or you are not able to set CD/DVD as a startup device with the help of system preference? Don’t worry; there are other methods by which you can boot your system without using the traditional method.
3 methods which are tested are listed below. Let’s check out them.
- Restart your Mac and immediately press ‘Option’ key.
- As soon as you do this icon of all startup volumes will appear.
- Click one of the startup volumes which you want to use for booting purpose.
- Once you clicked the desired the startup volume, click right arrow button to continue the startup process.
In this manner you can set any of the available startup volumes for your Mac. Now we will move to the next process.
Immediately after restarting your Mac press the ‘C’ key. Your Mac will try to find a bootable CD or DVD. If it is able to find one, it will use that CD or DVD as startup device.
- Restart your Mac and press immediately Command-Option-Shift-Delete. Press all these keys at once.
- Your Mac will boot from the available CD or DVD in the drive.
- If there is no disc then it will attempt to use another partition for boot purpose.
Well these are the 3 processes by which you can easily boot your Mac other than regular boot option. The only thing you have to take care is that to follow the processes carefully and as mentioned.