Mac OS X Hints

These resources might be a little hard to find, so here’s a list of what you can do in not-so-common situations (this will be updated as more discoveries are made :)) :

    To boot into Open-Firmware, press Command-Opt-O-F until you get to the Open Firmware console screen.

    To eject a stuck CD/DVD, type in the command eject cd until the CD pops out, then enter the command mac-boot which will boot into MacOS X.

    To perform a dual-boot (say from a Linux CD) [Source: Mac OS X Hints]

    Run the following command at the terminal prompt:sudo nvram boot-command=”multi-boot”

    Run sudo nvram -p and verify that the boot-command parameter is set to multi-boot

    To remove the dual-boot feature (why? Well let’s face it, the interface is crummy and slow) [Source: Mac OS X Hints]

    Run the following command at the terminal prompt: sudo nvram boot-command=”mac-boot”

    Run sudo nvram -p and verify that the boot-command parameter is set to mac-boot

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