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Possible solution to '?' icon at startup System
If the ? diskette flashes during boot up, and X won't boot, it means the system isn't finding a startup disk. Here's a possible fix.

Boot up with the OS 9.1 CD (hold down C while booting with the CD in the drive). That's OS 9.1, not OS X -- it is counterintuitive.

Once booted, open the Startup Disk control panel.

Pick the OS X drive or folder. (See, it recognizes OS X disks.)


Good luck.
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Booting problems....
Authored by: marcelv on Jun 01, '01 10:57:45AM
The cause of this problem could be when you open the System Preferences - Startupdisk in Mac OS X and close it again without changing anything. This problem only occors when you don't see the line "You have selected blah blah bla on disk blah blah".
So watch out with rebooting when you don't see that line of text in the panel.

But I think it could have been fixed in the latest 10.0.3 update....


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