debug mode in mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jcpenn, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    how can I enter to debug mode when mac os starts up?

    I am saying the entire screen should become a bunch of unix commands running drivers, startup items... stuff like that...

    please help
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    #2
    boot up holding shift untill the grey apple screen appears on ya monitor ;)
    link
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    i hold the shift key but no unix mode at all, still while screen then the login window shows "safe mode"

    I guess I need to see all the commands running in the background before the login screen, and I thought it's called debug mode... any idea? thank you so mcuh!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Hold down Command-V when you reboot. This will boot the system into verbose mode which sounds like what you're looking for.
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    did you try the command line approach on that link, i cant think of any other way
     
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