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Restating Boot Picker
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egadsby
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Jan 6, 2010, 05:19 PM
 
Dear Friends,

I maintain a duel boot lab. We use BootPicker so our students can pick the OS they want. My problem is this, once the Mac OS icon is clicked there is no easy way to go back to BootPicker if somebody chooses not to log-in. We have a similar problem once Windows is chosen but we have a work-around for it.

Ultimately I would like BootPicker active at all times that nobody is logged in. Has anybody concocted a script that relaunches BootPicker had after "Login Window" has been idle for a specified period.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

PS: It seems that Mike Bombich is no longer supporting the product so I did not post on his site.
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Eric Thomas Gadsby
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Jan 6, 2010, 10:44 PM
 
Boot selection tools are "pre-OS" software. They cannot run while any OS is running. If you need to go back, you must restart, whether you're talking about the OS X boot selection tool or Boot Picker.

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egadsby  (op)
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Jan 7, 2010, 05:38 PM
 
BootPicker actually runs on top of the Mac OS X log-in Window...so Mac OS X is running. If you click the Mac OS X icon then BootPicker closes. If you chose the Windows Icon then the system restarts into Windows.

Thanks!
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Art Vandelay
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Jan 7, 2010, 05:40 PM
 
Look around for scripts that trigger the screen saver while at the login window. Those rely on an idle time. Just swap out the screen saver engine with Boot Picker.
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egadsby  (op)
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Jan 7, 2010, 05:53 PM
 
Thanks...that's a good place to start...
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