Flashing GLOBE on startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tivoboy, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005
    Now, today after what appears to be a troubled leopard install,

    I get a FLASHING GLOBE, world map on the screen at startup, takes about 1.5 minutes to clear and then goes to the APPLE, with the pinwheel, which takes a while.

    More rainbox wheels these days too, but WHAT is the GLOBE?
  2. iCol macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006
    London, UK
    It is trying to start up in 'Network' mode. One it does start up, go to 'System preferences...>Startup Disk' and choose your Hard Drive.
  3. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 15, 2005

    Thanks, I found posts about two minutes AFTER I posted. I was searching for flashing globe, I should have just search GLOBE or WORLD GLOBE, which yielded some hits.


    I merely opened the startup disk and clicked on the HD OSx10.5 icon, there WAS a network icon there, with a question mark in it. I REALLY don't like the fact that Leopard wants to try to connect to everything in the domain, sub net upon launch. I like having LINKS to my network files shares, which I will mount when needed.

    Any way to turn this "feature" off?

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