how do you choose startup folders...

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    ... during startup???


    isn't there a key you press DURING startup to choose the startup disk?


    thanks,



    richard.
     
  2. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Option.

    note: it might not work unless you're using an Apple keyboard.
     
  3. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Also, holding X will startup in OS X, or N will search for a network server to startup with. I'm not sure if holding X works in Panther though. ? I believe holding option just takes you to a screen when it gets to the desktop, I don't know if there's a way to bring up a screen before that.
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    And have a "new world" Mac (B&W G3/233 iMac or newer). If your Mac is beige, then "option" isn't an option.
     
  5. osprey76 macrumors 6502

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    Hold option immediately upon startup and a screen will load with a picture of a System folder, a Next button and a Continue button. The option key at startup does not work with my Logitech keyboard (nor does any other startup function.) Also, my normal boot drive is connected to a PCI card, not the onboard ATA/IDE controller. So, that does not show up in the list of drives. (Though, that is only after PRAM zaps, which make the Mac "forget" where to find the drive. After booting from some other volume, the Mac finds the PCI card-connected drive with no problem. I'll have to see if, once found, the Mac can find that drive on an option startup.)
     

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