[K12OSN] Re: How to make a Mac default to network boot
petre at maltzen.net
Mon Jun 27 13:07:02 UTC 2005
That worked. I spent the weekend changing the default device back and forth. Thanks.
Jimmy Schwankl wrote:
> Petre wrote:
>> Since I have to return this Mac at the end of the summer :-( what is
>> the Open Firmware command to set it back to booting from its local
>> hard drive? Also, trying Frank's idea, setting the net boot in OS X,
>> sounds interesting, but won't that take longer to boot, since the
>> system has to load at least a portion of OS X to figure out it should
>> load a different OS from the netowrk?
> No, setting the boot pref from within OS X is the same as setting it
> from within OS 9. It sets the OpenFirmware (read BIOS) default boot
> device. I thought maybe you were trying to do this diskless, in which
> case you'd have to go with the open firmware option.
> To set it back to local booting, it depends on what OS is on the HD.
> If OS 9, you could zap the PRAM by powering on and holding down the
> Command + Option+P+R and let chime a few times. That should let it
> startup from the HD. Once you're in OS 9 you can set the default boot
> device from within the Startup Disk Control Panel.
> If you have OS X installed, you can just hold down the Option key after
> powering on and you should be presented with a list of possible startup
> devices to choose from.Once you're in OS X you can set the default boot
> device from within System Prefs.
> 2 + 2 = 5 ( for extremely large values of 2)
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