[RndTbl] Mac OS X Boot Time Keyboard short cuts (fwd)

Gilbert E. Detillieux gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca
Wed May 10 09:07:26 CDT 2006

Hi folks.  Just passing along this message from Doug Hamilton...

Gilbert E. Detillieux		E-mail:	<gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca>
Dept. of Computer Science	Web:	http://www.cs.umanitoba.ca/~gedetil/
University of Manitoba		Phone:	(204)474-8161
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To: Gilbert Detillieux <gedetil at cs.umanitoba.ca>
From: Doug Hamilton <doug_hamilton at umanitoba.ca>
Subject: Mac OS X Boot Time Keyboard short cuts
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 23:48:40 -0500

Hi Gilbert,

There was a request by one of the members that I submit to the MUUG  
mail-list some of the commonly used Mac OS X keyboard short cuts  
which can be used at boot time. Since I'm not a member of the MUUG  
mail-list, I thought I could submit them to you, and when you have a  
moment you could submit them for me.

1.) Boot into Single User Mode: Apple + S keys

2.) Boot using a bootable CD/DVD already placed into the main
optical drive (includes non Mac OS X disks): Apple + C keys

3.) Eject all removal media of all drives: Mouse Button

4.) List all bootable volumes via built-in boot manager
(this includes bootable Mac OS X network volumes): Alt/Option key

For the keyboard combinations to work, they must be pressed and held  
down after the initial boot chime is heard, and must continue to be  
held until the desired option appears (e.g. Single User Mode, keep  
holding the Apple+S keys until the terminal prompt appears).

It was an very informative evening, the MythTV presentation was very  


Doug Hamilton, BA, MA, APP
Senior Computer Consultant
Computers-on-Campus; Univ. of Manitoba
204-474-6196 (Ph.)
204-474-7556 (Fax)

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