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Old Dec 11, 2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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Choose OS on startup?

Hey

I know that if I want to boot into windows I can hold down the command key but for some reason with the wireless keyboard it doesn't always work. Is there any way you can make the OS select screen always appear?

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Old Dec 11, 2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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System Preferences -> Startup disk -> Network Startup
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Old Dec 11, 2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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System Preferences -> Startup disk -> Network Startup
Ohh thanks, i thought network startup was for something else.
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BTW, it's the option key to choose the drive/OS. Make sure that's not the issue.

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if you restart your mac as it's booting back in hold the menu button on the apple remote and it gives you the option of mac or windows, left or right and hit the play button!!!!!!!
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Is there any way you can make the OS select screen always appear?
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System Preferences -> Startup disk -> Network Startup
That will force it to look for a NetBoot server...

IIRC, if it can't find one, it will annoyingly wait for about 30 secs before booting off the first available bootable volume.
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That will force it to look for a NetBoot server...

IIRC, if it can't find one, it will annoyingly wait for about 30 secs before booting off the first available bootable volume.
Or a lot longer, there have been serveral threads by some who think it is a virus and have reported it taking a couple of minutes before actually booting.
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