Another way besides Holding Option Key during boot up

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  1. Strong Tower macrumors newbie

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    Ok is there another way to get a Mac Pro to ask which hard drive you want to boot from besides holding down the Option Key when booting?

    I don't mean changing the startup disk from system preferences,
    but every time the machine is booted.

    Maybe a command line instruction or something?

    Any help would be appreciated.:D
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I don't think there is a way to get the startup disc chooser to show at every startup.
     
  3. Strong Tower thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought there might be a way in the open firmware side of things:apple:
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Mac Pro's are Intel based machines. They don't use Open Firmware. The thing they use is EFI. EFI isn't as changeable or script-able as Open Firmware, so very little can be changed within EFI.
     
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  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    EFI is like BIOS. It's much better and easier to use.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Are you having trouble holding down the option key? ;)
     

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