Boot Manager Problem

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by etsi, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. etsi macrumors regular

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    Hello,


    Every time I boot mac mini 2011 the boot manager appears. I have tried a lot of things but nothing worked. Can you please help me in order to get rid of that screen? If I reboot the mac mini remotely or power goes off and then restarts it stays on that screen that you have to click on the boot disk to load. :(

    I don't use bootcamp, I just have two hard disks. I had done clean install it worked for a while but suddenly boot manager appeared again without installing or modifying anything.
     

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  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    What have you tried?
     
  3. etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    "I have tried to set startup disk the SSD, unplug mouse/keyboard, repair disk, repair permissions but it stil it doesn't boot. Everytime I have to choose between mac os partition and the recovery partition. Resetting nvram is not working. I have tried it but it's just not working , I hear the startup sound once and it loads the startup manager or the recovery (I think it's capturing cmd-R as input).

    In sys prefs at "Startup Disk" Mac Os is selected but If I click restart at next boot it will load mac os fine. Next time the Startup Manager pops up again."
     
  4. etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Still I have this problem without any solution and none knows how to solve it.

    Am I the only one with mac mini 2011 lion that has this problem?

    There isn't any way to just set the default disk to boot always from that one and avoid the boot manager to run at startup?

    What is the "Windows" disk displayed at the boot manager disk? I never installed windows or bootcamp or anything. The disks were 100% formated without any partitions before installing lion.
     
  5. Darby67 macrumors 6502

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    Have you verified that in System Preferences you have a disk selected in Startup Disk?
     
  6. etsi, Dec 23, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011

    etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it's selected and only one disk appears in System Preferences to select.
     

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  7. etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 9729/255/63 [156301488 sectors]
    Signature: 0xAA55
    Starting Ending
    #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 409639] <Unknown ID>
    *2: AF 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 409640 - 154622272] HFS+
    3: AB 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 155031912 - 1269536] Darwin Boot
    4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused


    Disk: /dev/disk1 geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 sectors]
    Signature: 0xAA55
    Starting Ending
    #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size]
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 976773167] <Unknown ID>
    2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused
    3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused
    4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused





    Logs when I run the startup disk util:



    12/24/11 1:50:21.951 PM System Preferences: /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args (exit status 1)
    12/24/11 1:50:21.983 PM System Preferences: /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args (exit status 1)
    12/24/11 1:50:22.205 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: Found /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi
    12/24/11 1:50:22.206 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: No /System/Library/CoreServices/mach_kernel
    12/24/11 1:50:22.206 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: Found //mach_kernel
    12/24/11 1:50:22.208 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: disk appears to be a valid OS X disk Volume Name: SSD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    12/24/11 1:50:22.209 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: being checked by DiskManagement
    12/24/11 1:50:22.275 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: DONE checking by DM copyDiskForBootPreference, err = 0
    12/24/11 1:50:22.277 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice found _curBootDevice: Volume Name: SSD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.
    12/24/11 1:50:22.342 PM System Preferences: currentBootDevice: Volume Name: SSD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.
    12/24/11 1:50:22.362 PM System Preferences: Netboot rescan time interval set to 180 seconds
    12/24/11 1:50:22.456 PM System Preferences:

    -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x40021f120 disk0s2
    12/24/11 1:50:22.459 PM System Preferences: mountable disk appeared: /
    12/24/11 1:50:22.460 PM System Preferences: -> So far so good, passing disk to System Searcher.
    12/24/11 1:50:22.462 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: Found /System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi
    12/24/11 1:50:22.462 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: No /System/Library/CoreServices/mach_kernel
    12/24/11 1:50:22.462 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: Found //mach_kernel
    12/24/11 1:50:22.463 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: disk appears to be a valid OS X disk Volume Name: SSD. Kind: DADiskRef disk0s2.

    12/24/11 1:50:22.464 PM System Preferences:

    -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x4003aec60 disk0s3
    12/24/11 1:50:22.467 PM System Preferences: No mount point (Apple_Boot)
    12/24/11 1:50:22.468 PM System Preferences:

    -[SDController(VolumeEvents) _volumeAppeared:]: DADiskRef 0x400337b20 disk1s2
    12/24/11 1:50:22.470 PM System Preferences: mountable disk appeared: /Volumes/HD2
    12/24/11 1:50:22.471 PM System Preferences: -> So far so good, passing disk to System Searcher.
    12/24/11 1:50:22.473 PM System Preferences: OSXCheck: No boot.efi in System Folder or volume root.
    12/24/11 1:50:22.485 PM System Preferences: WinCheck: Not a valid windows filesystem: /Volumes/HD2
    12/24/11 1:50:22.485 PM System Preferences: WinCheck: Not a valid windows filesystem: /Volumes/HD2
     
  8. fotochris macrumors newbie

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    Any solution for this issue??

    Hi,

    Do have found any solution regarding this issue yet??

    I have a new Mac Mini 2011 with two harddrives included (SSD and HD)and the problem with
    the Bootmanager.
     
  9. etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. fotochris macrumors newbie

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    May be I have a solution for this issue with the bootmanger.

    I have just creat a new user for the daily work. The new user is not an admin! For admin activities I have an other user that is not selected as start user.

    Now my macmini starts without any problem and the startvolume is fixed.
     
  11. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    Could you post the result of "diskutil list" for us?
     
  12. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I have the exact same problem on my iMac (Late 2011?). I have tried erasing the disk and reinstalling Lion and it did not fix the problem.

    Edit:

    I did have bootcamp installed but then uninstalled it. Did not fix the problem. This was before I tried reinstalling Lion.
     
  13. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    /dev/disk0
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0
    1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 800.0 GB disk0s2
    3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3
    4: Microsoft Basic Data BOOTCAMP 199.3 GB disk0s4


    As you can see I have replaced the 500gb drive with a 1tb drive. Don't know if that matters.. Its a Western Digital Black 6Gb/s 64mb cache (WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0 )


    Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
    Model: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0
    Revision: 05.01D05
    Serial Number: WD-WCAW32030988
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Volumes:
    disk0s1:
    Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s1
    Content: EFI
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 800 GB (799,999,983,616 bytes)
    Available: 748.65 GB (748,653,563,904 bytes)
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
    Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
    Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Content: Apple_Boot
    BOOTCAMP:
    Capacity: 199.34 GB (199,343,734,784 bytes)
    Available: 152.79 GB (152,790,294,528 bytes)
    Writable: No
    File System: NTFS
    BSD Name: disk0s4
    Mount Point: /Volumes/BOOTCAMP
    Content: Microsoft Basic Data
     
  14. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    You should start your own thread.
     
  15. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Why would I start a new thread its the same topic? I may be a noob here but I am not new to forums. Last thing I need it 5 guys asking me why would I start a new thread for a topic that already exists? Don't need another thread its the same problem.
     
  16. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Here is a video of it in action just encase its difficult to understand the problem. I believe the OP and others have the same issue. If not then I will create a new thread.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ttdW3cZOlE
     
  17. etsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the problem which I can't fix whatever I have tried.
     
  18. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    Fix for bootmanager hanging @ boot selection screen

    This fixed it for me YMMV


    Fix for bootmanager hanging @ boot selection screen:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379
     

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