Startup Keys

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  1. Washac macrumors 68020

    Washac

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    #1
    Hi All


    Is there a website where I can get a list of the Startup key presses for the new Alu iMacs ?

    The key presses that allow booting from any alternate bootable drive etc etc etc


    Thanks.
     
  2. osirisX macrumors regular

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    #2
    This was found in the Mac help file:

    Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD or DVD, such as the Mac OS X Install disc that came with the computer.
    Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT), if the Install DVD 1 is in the computer.
    Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps. Reset NVRAM
    Press Option during startup Starts into Startup Manager, where you can select a Mac OS X volume to start from. Note: Press N to make the the first bootable Network volume appear as well.
    Press Eject, F12, or hold the mouse (/trackpad) button Ejects any removable media, such as an optical disc.
    Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot).
    Press T during startup Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode.
    Press Shift during startup Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.
    Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.
    Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode.
    Press Option-N during startup Start from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    There are many sources for this including, as osiris points out, the built-in Help. Apple also has a page. Here is a rather complete list of keyboard shortcuts.
     
  4. Washac thread starter macrumors 68020

    Washac

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