Command-Shift-Option-Delete Boot Question

logan41891

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Feb 14, 2009
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When i boot up my ibook G4, i hold the Command-Shift-Option-Delete, which should select in the Startup Disk control panel in favor of an external device or from CD-ROM. But, the thing is that when i do this it brings up a blue folder and inside is a flashing "?" and the smiley 2 face icon thing.

What does this mean?
 

Cave Man

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When i boot up my ibook G4, i hold the Command-Shift-Option-Delete, which should select in the Startup Disk control panel in favor of an external device or from CD-ROM. But, the thing is that when i do this it brings up a blue folder and inside is a flashing "?" and the smiley 2 face icon thing. What does this mean?
The invocation of DOCS will search for alternative bootable volumes on your iBook. If nothing appears then it cannot find one. You must also have your external device connected on the Firewire bus as USB booting was not supported fully until the Intel Macs showed up (some G5 models could be USB booting as well).

Why are you holding command+shift+option+delete? The boot menu is accessed just by holding option.
Not on Power PC Macs.
 
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logan41891

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 14, 2009
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The invocation of DOCS will search for alternative bootable volumes on your iBook. If nothing appears then it cannot find one. You must also have your external device connected on the Firewire bus as USB booting was not supported fully until the Intel Macs showed up (some G5 models could be USB booting as well).

Not on Power PC Macs.

So your saying if nothing appears and it cannot find one, is there a way for it to find one through the USB on a external device?
 
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