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I boot my mac mini, hold down alt on my non-mac keyboard, but it does not go to boot options.

How do I get to boot options with a non-mac keyboard then?

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Are you holding right or left "alt" key? It should work with left key. apple.stackexchange.com/questions/5822/… –  Pier Mar 30 '13 at 20:30
    
Left key. Nothing happens except it boots like normal in OS X. –  trusktr Mar 30 '13 at 21:47
    
Hm, it should work though. Alternatively, you could use the rEFIt Boot menu refit.sourceforge.net –  bluewoodtree Mar 30 '13 at 22:53
    
@bluewoodtree That's what I was thinking, then I tried rEFInd (the fork of rEFIt) and now my mini is stuck in a boot loop. :( –  trusktr Mar 31 '13 at 3:47
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@trusktr I saw your reply... but I didn't know you had to use a specific port. I'm glad you made it! –  Pier Mar 31 '13 at 18:17

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Apparently, I had to plug the keyboard into the USB port closest to the middle (Mac Mini Late 2012), then it worked.

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After about an hour of frustration I found this. Awesome –  iamkrillin Oct 17 at 19:49

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