Startup Keys

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Washac, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    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

  2. osirisX macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    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


    Jan 5, 2005
    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


    Jul 2, 2006

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