Start Up in Safe Mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac In School, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Leopoard 10.5.2 - Quad Core Mac Pro.

    I'm trying to start up in safe mode, per a recommendation from Objective Development, for a Little Snitch upgrade.

    I'm following these steps perfectly, and I see no indication that I'm running in safe mode. Of course, I've never seen safe mode, so I'm not sure what it looks like, but I'm guessing I ain't in it because I never see the "Safe boot at the login window".

    Seems pretty simple. What in the world could I possibly be doing wrong?

  2. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Okay, I solved my own problem. Figured I'd post it here, just in case it might help someone else. Though, it probably won't. My set-up is pretty rare.

    My keyboard isn't plugged into my computer. It's plugged into my monitor, which has 4 USB ports. Evidently, those USB ports don't get loaded until too late in the start-up process, for me to take advantage of start-up commands.

    When I plugged the keyboard directly into the computer, it worked fine.
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    Hopefully someone can help, when do you press the "shift" key if there is no startup tone?

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