looks like OSX is booting like old DOS?? help please

charlestrippy

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Original poster
May 29, 2006
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Tampa, Florida
So, I sent my macbook pro into apple to have the logic board and other things replaced(i had rev.a) - anyway, everything is working amazing now except for one weird thing...

when I turn on my mac rather than having that little square box with the apple logo and the time/progress bar while loading osx - it has a black screen and it just displays abunch of prompts (like old DOS) and boots into OSX this way...

my question - is there a way to turn it so it goes to the original way macs boot? the black screen and all the writing is a little ugly.

i've tried reformating with no avail - i think it may be just a setting on the system pref. but since i'm new to mac (this being my first) i'm not sure how to check for it

please let me know!
thanks in advance!


charles
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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Chicago, IL
Very easily.

What you are seeing is called verbose mode. Used to trouble shoot startup issues.

Open Terminal by from Applications/utilities. Type the following command in:

sudo /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args=""

It will give you a warning and then ask for your admin password. After that everything should be back to normal.
 

plinden

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Apr 8, 2004
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Open Terminal (using an admin account) and type:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args
Does this return with the following?
Code:
boot-args    -v
If so, type:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args=""
Edit: beaten to it ... because I took the time to nicely format my post.
 

charlestrippy

macrumors 6502
Original poster
May 29, 2006
386
0
Tampa, Florida
plinden said:
Open Terminal (using an admin account) and type:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args
Does this return with the following?
Code:
boot-args    -v
If so, type:
Code:
sudo nvram boot-args=""
Edit: beaten to it ... because I took the time to nicely format my post.

hhaha but the formating was impressive :cool: hahah

so all i do is type:

sudo /usr/sbin/nvram boot-args=""

into the terminal?


thanks you guys, big ups!