Boot screen work-arounds?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Phrygian, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I use a 6870 non flashed in my MP 3.1. It works wonderfully. I don't have a boot screen, but I almost never use it.

    I want to use Paragon Camptune to make my windows bootcamp partition larger. Camptune is a downloadable ISO that has to be burned to a boot disk.

    My question is are there any workarounds or programs that would spare me the annoyance of pulling my 6870 out and putting my stock GPU back in, just to have to see my boot screen?


    If not... c'est la vie...
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    Can you select it as the startup volume from system preferences?
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

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    Either that, or you take your original card and put it into another slot without removing the 6870. Your original GPU works as a helper card.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    If you're burning to CD/DVD, holding down C at boot still works for booting from optical disk with no menu selections.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    #5
    excellent suggestions.
    ya'll are broskies

    i was under the belief that this did not work.
     
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    El Awesome

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    #6

    Possible - please correct me if I was wrong.
     

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