boot-up sound?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sam10685, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    as classic as the mac boot-up sound is, (it's been with us since the '80s hasn't it?), i was wondering if i could change it to something i made. (i put the introduction part of 'In-a-gadda-da-vida' by Iron Butterfly into it's own file.)
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    No, I don't believe you can alter that file at all. It's made to tell you that hardware has passed inspection blahblahblah.
     
  3. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    didn't think it was editable... thank u though!
     
  4. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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  5. trogdor! macrumors regular

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    Ive always wanted to change the boot sound for fun, but just isnt possible.
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Just so you know, it has changed since the 80's. The one still on Macs now though appeared sometime in the 90's around the time of the first PowerMacs I believe. Download MacTracker—it's got every old Mac model listed, and includes the boot sounds for most of them!

    As for the sound itself, yes, it's stored in the firmware (not anywhere on the HD) and thus you can't change it.
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Yep, not possible.
    You technically could do it by hacking the firmware, couldn't you?
     
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I guess, but... good God. That's like... I dunno. I'm hard pressed to think of a good analogy. That's like getting heart surgery for cosmetic reasons, or something. 'Cause you don't like how your lub-dub sounds.
     
  9. Lacnce macrumors member

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    The firmware is probable "read only".
    You could set whatever sound file you made to run on login.
     

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