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Bypass startup disk
Authored by: demmer12 on Dec 06, '01 12:54:52PM

I share the computer with my wife and daughter. They primarily use Mac OS 9.2.1, while I use Mac OS X 10.1.1. So that they don't have to deal with startup disk issues, I leave the startup disk set to Mac OS 9.2.1. If I want to use Mac OS X, I start or restart the machine and hold down

Command + Option + Shift + Delete

to bypass the startup disk. I hold the keys down until the flashing folder appears. My Mac is a B&W G3 400. Mac OS 9 and X are on separate hard disks. I don't know if this sequence is valuable for those who have more than two bootable drives installed.


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Easier one as far as I know...
Authored by: janpeeters on Jun 03, '03 05:51:35AM

If you press 'x' during startup it boots into OS X and leaves startupdisk as set.

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