Solved

How do I configure my MacBook Pro to boot automatically every time to the boot camp os selection screen.

Posted on 2007-11-25
9
1,041 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I have a new MacBook Pro running leopard OS.  I have partitioned part of the drive so i can run windows on my macbook.  I am curious if their is a way to have my machine automatically boot up into the os/hd partition selection screen.


0
Comment
Question by:bwsanders7
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darron_chapman
ID: 20354098
Unfortunately, there's no way for this to automatically come up every time, you need to hold down the Option key while booting for this to come up.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ZoeticNepenthe
ID: 20383071
From what I know to do this, click on the Apple icon on OS X in the top left corner of the screen and a menu will drop down. Click on "System Preferences" and the system preferences menu will come up. Click on the Startup Disc option and at the top you will see "Select the system you want to use to start up your computer". In the list of available start up partitions/discs you should see Boot Camp. Click on it and restart your computer. This should set it so that it will boot into Boot Camp by default.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darron_chapman
ID: 20383092
Yes, but he's asking if the option screen to select your boot disk can come up everytime the system boots, not how to change the default partition to boot camp.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:ZoeticNepenthe
ID: 20383185
ok, I dont think there is a way to do that with out holding down the option key every time. There might be a terminal command you to change that option so that that screen comes up by default when you start your computer but it would probably just be easier to set the default start up to eater Boot Camp or OS X depending on what you use more, then just hold the option key on start up when ever you want to boot into the other one.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
monkeymac earned 500 total points
ID: 22136313
What you're looking for is Boot Picker by Mike Bombich:

http://www.bombich.com/software/bootpicker.html

It seems he's taken the software off his site temporarily, but it does say it will be back shortly.

You may be able to locate the installer from another source.

Regards,

Luis
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:darron_chapman
ID: 22857464
Recommend accepting http:#22136313 as the answer...  This appears to be what the asker was looking for.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
MAC Book Pro Keyboard/Trackpad 3 70
Digital camera and media XP and Vista - fails on Windows 7 24 109
Mini Mac disk problem 7 28
Pixelmator App - Force Quit - NO! 2 33
The /etc/authorization file in Mac OS X 10.x can be used to control access to the various panes of the System Preferences amongst other things. It’s used by some of us Mac Sys Admin’s to give Standard Users access to System Prefs panes that only adm…
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now