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Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by menoinjun, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

    menoinjun

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    Here's one for you all...how can I get my computer to prompt me which operating system to boot up in BEFORE it starts? I do a lot of Pro Tools work, and I hate booting into X to boot back into 9. (pro tools wont work in classic)

    Any suggestions?

    -Pete
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    you can hold option... but i'm guessing you knew that and are looking for something to prompt you with the option without holding a key down... not sure of any way to do that myself..
     
  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    jelloshots beat me to the post

    Hold down option on startup to select OS 9 or X. This only works if the OSs are on seperate partitions.
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    ahh, i didn't know that...

    i have os x and 9 on two different hard drives each... ie, 4 total systems... (don't ask why right now.. ha) and so i guess when i've done it i just see the two options- with whatever os the particular drive was set to startup from in startup disk eh?

    that makes sense. i wondered why i couldn't really "change" which one i used on a particular drive.. see, it's good that you put your advice in, can all learn something
     
  5. menoinjun thread starter macrumors 6502a

    menoinjun

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    Yeah...sure I knew that. Thanks guys! I will use that on my G4, but I have an iBook with OS 9 and 10 on the same partition. Any other suggestions? Are there any software titles that will help?

    -Pete
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I think u can do the same thing for a single partition pete...
     
  7. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    Yeah you can...just as long as you have the two system folders and all..
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ok, I went and tried it but it didn't work. I'm on a TiPB with both systems, OS9.2.2 and OSX.1.4 in different folders but the same disk (no partitions).

    Rebooted holding the option key and got a screen I hadn't seen before (always fun) to the lower left and circular arrow button, upper middle a drive icon, lower right a right arrow button. I tried pressing the left button, nothing ( the little macOS9 graphic on the drive icon didn't change). Then I pressed the right arrow button and it booted to 9.2.2

    What do I do to get it to select the other system folder?

    Thanks
     
  9. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

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    i recently tried that same thing for the first time and got the same result.

    what confused me is that i have both 9 and x on 2 different drives (4 total sys folders) so i always see 2 options which have just happened to be x in one and 9 on the other every time. however i haven't figured out how to switch within a partition.

    also, it takes a really long time for it to settle down enough for me to click the arrow to start up. quite a while... you had that as well? or can you just click it right away?
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, which made it hard to figure out what was going on. Someone chime in here and tell us what to do

    thanks
     
  11. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    I must have been wrong...you probably do need them on different partitions...
     
  12. makks macrumors newbie

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