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10.4: Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control System 10.4
I've installed Apple's Boot Camp, which lets my Intel-based Mac boot into Windows. To do so, you hold down the Option key at startup, and then select either the Mac or Windows partition to boot from.

When at the boot volume selection screen on my 17" Intel iMac, I found I was able to switch between the available boot volumes, and select the one I wanted to boot from, with the Apple Remote. Note that my remote is bound to this specific Mac -- I'm not sure if that effects the feature.

[robg adds: Same thing worked here on the Intel mini...]
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10.4: Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control
Authored by: R031E5 on May 12, '06 05:23:22PM

The bootloader it's kinda weird, actually you can select the partition that you want to boot with your arrow keys, with the mouse and even with the remote. You don't need to have a paired remote to do it. Pressing the fordwar/rewind button is like pressing the left/right keyboard's keys.



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10.4: Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control
Authored by: DEMON on May 13, '06 03:05:34PM

Instead of holding the ALT button while you startup your mac, you could select booting partition in System Preferences > Startup disk. It does see the Windows partition also. Maybe most of you already know this.

I only use the holding the ALT button when my iMac is powered on and I want to boot into Windows instead of OS X (or vica versa if Windows is my primary boot partition)



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10.4: Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control
Authored by: cane on May 14, '06 06:49:57AM

What's even more useful: instead of pressing the option key, you can also press the menu key on the remote to get into the bootloader.

This is actually a pretty useful feature: Even without a keyboard, you can select which volume to boot from. Just press the menu key after the chime, use forward/backward to select the corresponding volume and then press play to boot from that volume. Now all that's missing is a power button on the remote...



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10.4: Choose Intel Mac boot drive via remote control
Authored by: ClassicUser on May 15, '06 03:03:00PM
What's even more useful: instead of pressing the option key, you can also press the menu key on the remote to get into the bootloader.
Now *THAT* is what makes this an excellent hint. While I had seen the "use left and right on the remote to choose; play/pause to select and continue" hint elsewhere, this is the first reference I had seen to the "menu" providing the "boot into system picker" functionality.

THANKS for that addition, cane!

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