Some PCs do have aux power when turned "off" so that wake-on-LAN will still work. Both IBM and Intel have been pushing that idea for years.bobber205 said:There just has to be a way. A coworker of mine at my college booted some XP machines from the command line...
It's possible but requires a special card, and probably a special BIOS. I would be pretty surprised if the average, off-the-shelf mac could do this.bobber205 said:There just has to be a way. A coworker of mine at my college booted some XP machines from the command line...
There is an option to boot a Mac after power failure under the Energy settings pane... but the OP sounds more like he is involved in a geek-off than trying to do something practical.savar said:It's possible but requires a special card, and probably a special BIOS. I would be pretty surprised if the average, off-the-shelf mac could do this.
What's your goal? Are you trying to remote-boot a box after a power failure or something? If not, just keep the machine asleep and use one of the above-mentioned Wake-On-LAN solutions.
If you're asking about rebooting from command line, the shutdown command will do the trick.bobber205 said:Is there a way to boot another man on my network using command line commands? Maybe using the mac address?
Looks like the geekoff is off.displaced said:The business-class Dell boxes we have at work do indeed leave the ethernet interface active even when powered off. So, the machines can be started by sending a 'magic packet' to the machine's MAC address.
This is not possible on shut-down Macs. However, a 'sleeping' Mac can indeed be woken in the same way.
Having said that, neither the Dells nor Macs can be started with a magic packet (Wake on LAN) is they are connected via wireless. The wireless interface isn't kept active when off or asleep.