Thursday, July 16, 2009

mini mac - can't eject cd while trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install x86_64 version of ubuntu 9.04 server on my mini mac. However, mac mini can't handle x86_64 and needs i686. But now I can't eject the cd and I am stuck. After some googling I found out that you need to keep the option key pressed while booting up. This brought up a menu allowing me to boot off the hard-disk. Phew!

I found this today (07/20/09) - while booting up press the mouse button to eject the media from your CDROM drive

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