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Topic: OT Mac OS X Startup Blunder - Dan, any ideas?

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    OT Mac OS X Startup Blunder

    Was in my system prefs last night and accidentally selected "Network" as my start up disk.

    This morning I turned my G5 on only to see a picture of the earth in a small box on my screen. I immediately realized my mistake. Tried to restart off Tech Tool Pro CD holding down the C key. I figured I could reset my startup disk if I could just boot off the CD. Still, a picture of the earth signifying a search for a network startup disk.

    How do I get my Mac back to starting off the main boot drive?

    And how do I delete a thread? Not familiar with the new layout on the site, I posted this in the Stradivari Tech Support section!

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    Re: OT Mac OS X Startup Blunder

    This answer from sdemott on UNICORNATION did the trick and should be helpful to all Mac users. It will come in handy anytime a boot sequence doesn't work and you need to switch boot disks.

    boot while holding down the option key - it will drop you into the boot loader. Choose your internal startup drive and click arrow to continue booting. When you're in set the internal drive as the startup drive in System Preferences.


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    Re: OT Mac OS X Startup Blunder - Dan, any ideas?


    Glad you found the answer. Will certainly stash this little tip in the "little Tips Folder." Thanks for sharing the fix.


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