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    Onyx says disc needs repair. But how?
    New to Onyx, I just got it since Maintenance didn't work with a 10.7 upgrade... it says my startup disk (Macintosh HD) needs to be repaired, and to "restart while pressing command-R," then choose Disk Utility... I've tried restarting, pressing cmd+R at various points, but so far I get nothing. IS this something obvious that I've missed and should already know? thanks!

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    restart, when the screen goes off (black) then gray, just hold down the left CMD and R keys until it comes up to the repair screen.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
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    hmmm... at what point should i see something? I've done this when black, and after it went to grey, but I end up with my usual desktop (though much slower)...

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    oh boy. It never occurred to me that holding command R on a bluetooth keyboard that is not yet connected is futile...duh!
    done. thanks!

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    As you see wireless keyboard and mice do not work on Command or Option keys. Bluetooth has not loaded. Always keep a wired set on hand.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    yeah I've got a MPB using the keyboard, magic trackpad & Thunderbolt display on the desk-- I realized what was wrong when I just disconnected from the peripherals and tried...

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