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Feb 28, 2003, 04:11 PM
 
Hello,

I have been searching for an answer to this but cannot find it.

I know how to switch which OS I want to start 10.x or 9.x from the perferance panes.

however, is there a way to decide durning startup. Like some cntr+???
     
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Mar 1, 2003, 02:09 AM
 
Hold down the option key at startup. You will be presented with icons representing all of the valid startup disks. Be warned though, it takes a little longer for all of the choices to mount.
     
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Mar 1, 2003, 09:36 AM
 
also, holding down the X key will force it to boot straight into OS X
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Mar 4, 2003, 11:12 PM
 
Originally posted by Gankdawg:
Hold down the option key at startup. You will be presented with icons representing all of the valid startup disks. Be warned though, it takes a little longer for all of the choices to mount.
But unfortunately, this is of no use if OS 9 and OS X are on the same disk, which is the default! I wish they'd fix this, or provide an OS 9 equivalent to holding down "X" to start up in OS X.
     
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Mar 5, 2003, 04:07 PM
 
You can choose the default startup disk in the startup disk control panel.
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Mar 5, 2003, 05:55 PM
 
Originally posted by Fredo:
You can choose the default startup disk in the startup disk control panel.
And how do you do this during startup?
(which was the original question)
     
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Mar 5, 2003, 10:31 PM
 
Originally posted by Brass:
And how do you do this during startup?
(which was the original question)
Only method i know of is to create another partition with your OS 9 System Folder. Then you can select your 9 partition from the list of disks in the OF screen.

If you don't want to waste a lot of space with OS 9, you can always just create a smaller (~500MB) partition for your 9 system files and then fool OS 9 into thinking it has all it's required Applications, Documents, Apple Extras, etc directories by using aliases to the real deal on your primary (X) partition.

Obviously this is not *exactly* what you're looking for, but a setup like this does offer you the benefit of an always-present emergency boot disk in case your OS 10 volume goes sour for any any reason.

HTH

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Mar 30, 2003, 04:35 PM
 
cmd-x will boot into Mac OS X if 9 and X are on the same partition and that's the partition you're booting from

cmd-opt hold down onto second chime, will boot into OS 9


copied from a document called "magical macintosh key sequences", try google search


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