After using XPostFacto, how to turn Verbose Mode booting off?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ITASOR, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    #1
    Hey everyone.

    I used XPostFacto to install Tiger on my iBook G3 Clamshell (in my signature). I did it by first installing Panther, then upgrading (with XPF) to Tiger. It worked excellent and Tiger boots and runs like a champ.

    When the computer starts up, it goes to the gray screen with the Apple like normal (stays here for about 3 seconds), then goes to Verbose Mode (black screen with the white text), things happen, text comes in, blah blah, then it flashes to the Mac OS X loading screen (with the blue progress bar) and then to the desktop.

    I want to turn the verbose booting off so that it has the gray w/ black apple screen the whole time.

    Any ideas on how to do this? I used the latest version of XPF, if that helps.

    Ryan
     
  2. bjlawrence11 macrumors newbie

    bjlawrence11

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    I'm wondering the same thing. I used some software that would allow me to watch the installation of Leopard to my machine, but it doesn't tell me how to turn verbose mode off!?

    If I find anything, I'll be sure to report back.:rolleyes:
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Since these are PPC systems try booting into "Open Firmware" by doing this.

    Restart the mac and immediately hold down command-option-o-f keys.

    At the prompt type these commands (in bold) followed by the return key:

    reset-nvram
    reset-all
    mac-boot
     
  4. flyinmac macrumors 68030

    flyinmac

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    You can disable it from the terminal as well (and this may work better since there is another software layer between you and the actual computer).

    http://osxdaily.com/2007/03/25/always-boot-mac-os-x-in-verbose-mode/

    The terminal program is in the Applications then Utilities folder

    If asked for your password, then enter the same password you use for authorizing system updates, program installs, etc.
     
  5. bjlawrence11 macrumors newbie

    bjlawrence11

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    Thanks everyone. I turned it off by restarting and holding down option + apple + P + R.
     
  6. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Glad to hear that you've got it the way you want it now.
     

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