Just installed Boot Camp - don't see mac/win option on startup

johnbro23

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Windows works fine. Mac works fine. But to get to each OS, I need to trick the computer into booting on that partition (I use the Mac OSX install disc and restart choosing the startup disc).

Why don't I see the nice simple "Windows" and "Mac" side-by-side screen?

I don't want to have to reinstall boot camp, because I think it would make me try to reinstall WinXP, which I don't want, do I?
 

5683565

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Am I missing something? You just hold down Option on startup. Alternatively you can select the startup disk in either operating system.
 

Mesa Dynamics

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You can select the default OS to boot into using the "Startup Disk" Control Panel in either OS (installed in Windows when you ran the BootCamp setup).

And you can always override the default and force a selection by holding down the option key during boot.
 

5683565

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Yeah but selecting a default in the startup disk control pane will always boot into your selection. You just use the option key if you want to boot into the non-default.
 

MRU

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You can use your frontrow remote. Simply press and hold MENU during startup/boot until the selection menu appears.
 

Zorkon

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jamesmcd said:
Yeah but selecting a default in the startup disk control pane will always boot into your selection. You just use the option key if you want to boot into the non-default.
Specifically, when turning on / rebooting your computer, after you hear the startup chime/noise, hold the OPTION (or ALT) key on your keyboard down until you see the Mac / Windows boot menu.
 

bigandy

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MacRumorUser said:
You can use your frontrow remote. Simply press and hold MENU during startup/boot until the selection menu appears.
i really need to get my grubby little mitts on a intel mac just so i can try this :D
 

balamw

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bigandy said:
i really need to get my grubby little mitts on a intel mac just so i can try this :D
For once I'm actually on the iMac, so I just had to reboot and try this. Not only can you get to the boot selector with the remote, but you can actually pick the OS to boot with the left/right arrows and select it using play.

Nice touch Apple! Though I'll continue to use the KB or control panel.

B
 

natesel

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hey

hey i got a powerbook G4
my sis changed the password and now we cant get in it again....

how do i boot a CD MAC OS 1.4 off Startup
ive tried ALT COMMAND SHIFT DELETE
nothing happens
is there a way i can get into the laptop another way
can u please help me if u can add me to msn Newrye@hotmail.com thanks alot would appreciate it!
 

MRU

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natesel said:
hey i got a powerbook G4
my sis changed the password and now we cant get in it again....

how do i boot a CD MAC OS 1.4 off Startup
ive tried ALT COMMAND SHIFT DELETE
nothing happens
is there a way i can get into the laptop another way
can u please help me if u can add me to msn Newrye@hotmail.com thanks alot would appreciate it!
hold down C with your disk in the drive. This boots the disc.