OS X 10.4 Tiger booting up in console?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by michael.lauden, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    hey everyone,

    when i boot up my mac mini it boots into console

    while this is not a problem - i would like it to boot into a GUI like my macbook. i did not change any settings - it's just been this way since i've had it.

    i tried a few 'sudo' commands that wikipedia listed - however i got errors.

    is there any terminal commands that would re enable the GUI bootup?

  2. PrinceOfEgypt macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
    To turn on Verbose booting, at the Terminal type the following:
    sudo nvram boot-args="-v"

    Disabling Verbose booting is just as easy:
    sudo nvram boot-args=
  3. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    thank you!

    also - i have noticed since i tried to install leopard on the mac mini (not knowing the disc was hardware specific)... i have seen diskarb is not ready yet, we'll try again soon.

    this was fixed when i inserted the leopard CD and it booted from there... this leads me to believe it's trying to boot from the CD and it's not in there...

    is there a way to disable this? my bootup disc is set as my main hard drive... so i don't know why i'm experiencing this problem

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