Bootcamp OS selector ?

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  1. danswano macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, is there a way to make the bootcamp OS Selector always on when i boot, it's just suck to hold they key and wait and sometimes forget to hold it, help me please i need it. Thanks :)
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    system preferences > startup disk, from there you can choose what OS you boot into
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I was going to suggest the same thing but it sounds like they want the boot loader to appear every time and not set a new default operating system.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    like rEFIt
     
  5. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, exactly i want it always to be showen each time i boot without holding option key.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Ah Ok how about bootpicker also then
     
  7. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm interesting i sure could use this program too. thanks!
     
  8. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys please, i don't want to install a third os, all i want is to make the os selector screen always on without holding option key.
     
  9. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    i don't think you can do it without a 3rd party app
     
  10. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, i have no idea how to do it with rEFIt or BootPicker, can you guide me please ?
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Kind of like sticky Option key if you will. I agree that would be nice, if there is a solution like that.

    Bootpicker sounds like it would do what you want, but with more fanfare than you desire.

    Edit: Neil321 beat me to it.
     
  12. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    just download it,it guides you threw the installation process ( bootpicker )
     
  13. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Did but when i setup the options that i want on system preferences, i restart and i don't see anything but original bootcamp menu after holding option key of course

    Ok bootpicker sucks, why? coz the os selector run before mac login screen and not when boot, any solutions please ?
     
  14. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Try not holding down the alt key it should boot up to what you set it as otherwise it'll boot up into OS X by default
     
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  16. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You didn't get me,
    i want to see the boot menu infront of my eyes without holding any key and have the option to choose which os i want to boot.
    Bootpicker do this but he load himself inside mac before the login screen, refit have no gui options panel, what to do ?
     
  17. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    rEFIt does exactly this, here's an example of what it looks like:

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    Follow the instructions that macffooky gave. . it's not that hard, really. :)
     
  18. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh my god i will cry:( i know all this, but how to let it show always on without holding option key ???? :(:(:(
     
  19. macffooky macrumors regular

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    My kids use XP for gaming and my iMac triple boots like the example above. They were terribly excited when I left a USB key plugged in and a fourth option appeared on reboot :) As far as they're concerned, Ubuntu is only known as "The Penguin".
     
  20. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could it be the problem that i'm still using bootcamp with refit ?
    do i have to remove bootcamp then use refit ?
     
  21. macffooky macrumors regular

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    No, absolutely not. I'd remove Bootpicker from your system (if you haven't already). You really shouldn't have any problems with rEFIt as long as you do exactly as instructed.
     
  22. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have any idea guys refit how many os can handle ?
     
  23. macffooky macrumors regular

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    I'd imagine the limit would be determined by something else. rEFIt itself is merely a puppet. I've certainly had the three systems on my HD and a bootable DVD before.
     
  24. danswano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Just want to say thanks for everyone helped me here, and of course thanks to macrumors for this great community.:)
     
  25. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I take it you got things sorted then?
     

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