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Shortcut key to start under X System
I don't know if this has been already documented but it seems that pressing X at startup will force the Mac to start under MacOS X if the startup system folder is set to MacOS 9 (at least if your MacOS 9 system folder is on the same partition as X). I had to use this trick a couple of times because I couldn't start under MacOS 9 which always crashed during startup for an unknown reason.

Note: if you press L at startup, you won't start Linux nor Lisa (well, actually I haven't checked !) ;-)

[Editor's note: I haven't tested this on my machine, as my OS 9 partition is on a separate hard drive. I also don't know which Macs it may or may not work on, as I have not seen this documented elsewhere.]
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X key to startup
Authored by: agassizart on Sep 07, '01 05:59:02PM

This only works on newer macs. I have a b&w G3 and it doesn't work on my machine.



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It works for me!
Authored by: eagle_eyes on Sep 10, '01 01:10:16PM

I tried it on my PB G3 FireWire and it worked for me. Very nice!



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This works awesome.
Authored by: rudeboy on Oct 01, '01 12:48:19AM

I 've had to use this a couple times on my TiG4. It works GREAT.


Thank You Steff-X

:-)

rud3b0y

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Shortbut back to OS 9
Authored by: karrickk on Oct 27, '01 07:26:56PM

That shortcut key to OS X is very useful, but is there an analog of that for switching to OS 9?



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