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   Re: Setting startup disk   -   Tony Spencer

Setting startup disk
Date: 01.08.02 02:45 (Thu, 01 Aug 2002 11:15:56 +0930)
From: Phil Schneider
Is there any way to set the startup disk under macos 8-9? And if there is
how do you do it and can it be done by the name of the volume?

-Phil

Re: Setting startup disk
Date: 01.08.02 06:44 (Wed, 31 Jul 2002 23:44:41 -0600)
From: Norman Palardy
A volume name is insufficient as any volume could have more than one
bootable system on it (OS X and OS 9 on the same volume)

On Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 07:45 PM, Phil Schneider wrote:

> Is there any way to set the startup disk under macos 8-9? And if there
> is
> how do you do it and can it be done by the name of the volume?
>
> -Phil
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Re: Setting startup disk
Date: 08.08.02 22:32 (Thu, 8 Aug 2002 23:32:13 +0200)
From: Tony Spencer
Well, short of using the control panel... ;-)

On OS 9 (not sure about 8) it can be AppleScripted. There has been
discussion on this on the Apple web site, and there are code examples.
One allows the volume to be user selected via Open Dialog the first
time, another assumes the scripter knows the volume name. Both seem to
work fine.

There are also examples for OS X, more in number, where it would be
really useful to have a single click setting for people like me who
switch OS frequently (many of my apps are still Classic and run like
molasses under X on my 128Mb 250MHz G3 PowerBook). Unfortunately I can
get none of them to work. They hang my machine halfway through OS X
startup, and restarting doesn't fix it, you have to boot holding option
to force back in to 9 and change manually, so I'd be wary of those. But
those are calls to the Terminal (and other UNIX thingies) rather than
AppleScript.

I would add that I have one hard drive in two partitions, one for OS X
and one for OS 9.

On Thursday, August 1, 2002, at 03:45 am, Phil Schneider wrote:

> Is there any way to set the startup disk under macos 8-9? And if there
> is
> how do you do it and can it be done by the name of the volume?
>

Tony Spencer
St Etienne du Grès, (13) France
<email address removed>
http://homepage.mac.com/tonyspencer/

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