Is it possible to see what my Pbook is doing during a boot/shutdown?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BiikeMike, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    On a few linux boxes I have built, the distro's show exactly what is happening during a boot or shutdown. What scripts are running, etc. My Pbook takes an excessively long time to boot and shutdown, and I was just wondering if there was a way to view this information instead of the little twirly clock and the progress bar. Thanks
     
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    Nermal

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    Hold Cmd-V at the boot chime. You can make it permanent by typing sudo nvram boot-args="-v" at a terminal.
     
  3. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious, how does one reverse

    sudo nvram boot-args="-v"

    ...whoopsies ...
     
  4. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    With the command

    sudo nvram boot-args=""

    But why would you want to reverse it :D
    I mean the console *is* ugly and all, but it is a helluva lot more informative as to what is actually going on than the spinning line circle thing.
     
  5. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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  6. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats cute:

     
  7. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, that cut my boot time in half............:confused: :D
     
  8. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

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    Wierd... it won't let me type in my password into terminal. :confused: :confused:
     
  9. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It doesnt show up when you are typing, but it knows you are typing it. Once you have finished typing your password press return, and eveything should work out fine :)


    (Its a *nix security thing, instead of showing up as ***, it just doenst show up at all)
     
  10. Chef Medeski macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting... good to know.
     

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