Choose Startup Disc at boot?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kirkbross, Jul 28, 2011.

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    kirkbross

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    Is there a key to hold during boot that will bring up a menu to choose the startup disc?

    I know you can set it in system preferences for the next reboot, but can you choose DURING boot?
     
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    Intell

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    Right after you hit the power button, press and hold the option key.
     
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    kirkbross

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    Thanks! :D
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    If you have an non 2011 MacBook Pro (only model that brightness does not work) you can use reFit. reFIT popsup a bootmenu that allows you to select your boot drive with out holding a key. The reason 2011 macbook pro is not recommended is because for some reason refit messes up the brightness control on these models.
     
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    Or if you're just thinking about booting into Windows I recommend Bootchamp. A free app that lets you boot to bootcamp through a menu bar icon.
     
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    There isn't anything like a PC syle Bios to set startup disk.....but if you want the selection to stick you can go to preferences>Startup Disk and pick which you want the default to be.
     

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