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timinak

 
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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
Your post was moved to the correct forum, title was edited for clarification.
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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
If you installed rEFIt you should not have to hold down the command + R key to boot to the Recovery partition. rEFIt detects any bootable partitions on the drive and will give you a menu item for it which should appear each time you boot the machine.
I'm revisiting my experience. Upon reboot, using command(widows) + R causes the
rEFIt screen to refresh and the 'countdown' to reset. I note the menu items and from
you input, it appears that all is as it should be.
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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
And yes, you need a Mac keyboard as a Windows keyboard is not mapped correctly for the same boot keys. The Windows + R key isn't going to work the same as command + R.
Thus far, I am finding that all keyboard shortcuts seem to work 'as advertised' using
the windows key as the command key. The owner's manual for the Mac Mini indicates
that I should find the windows key an acceptable substitute.
I would be very disappointed to find that I needed a mac keyboard to use a mac.
Having said that, I would consider the following
Amazon.com: Apple Wireless Keyboard: Electronics
If it worked in ubuntu also...

Thanks again. I would marked this as solved if I can figure out how.
tim

Software developer since 1987, web programmer since
1996. Linux user since 2000. 2011 mac mini, 8 Gb RAM.
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