OSX boot problem.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dmbfan41, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    When I boot my macbook the screen stays grey for about 2 minutes, then a folder with a ? mark starts blinking.

    But if I option into the boot loader, enter my password, and then select my OSX partition it loads perfectly fine.

    Any way to fix this so I don't have to option into OSX every time I boot up?
     
  2. dmbfan41 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. mason.kramer macrumors 6502

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    It's extremely weird that the bootloader recognizes that partition as bootable when hold option but does not recognize it as bootable when you don't hold option. There is a possibility that you have a non-bootable partition listed as the startup disk. Try Sys Prefs -> Startup Disk and select the partition you want, then reboot.

    If that doesn't work, read up on the bless CLU (command line utility).
     
  4. dmbfan41 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you. that fixed it.

    what happened was i deleted a windows partition in bootcamp and it screwed up the boot disk selection since windows was the default.
     

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