Misc Notes

System Setup II

The Developer Tools Installer is in the Applications folder under “Installers”

The OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle that are in Applications are licensed…not demos.

Fetch needs a license. Proteus needs a license.

Script Debugger needs an installer.

Kind of tedious…

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System Setup

Start from 10.2.3

1. System Manager account
2. Software Updates (10.2.6 combo, Java 1.4, QuickTime 6.3, iTunes 4.0.1, Safari 1, iPod 1.3, iMovie 3.0.3)
3. Developer CD (December 2002)
3.1 Xwindows, Xwindows SDK
3.5 Software Update (Airport, Bluetooth, Security update 2003-06-09, iSync)
3.5.1 Software Update has to run from System Manager
4. “stuff” – TinkerTool2, Silk, ASM, MenuScript
5. BetterConsole, IE 5.2.3
5.1 Applications – Office, SQLGrinder, ScriptDebugger, OmniOutliner, MeetingMaker, TN3270, BBEdit, RDC (Windows), NetNewsWire
6. Use Apple PHP?
7. mySQL

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Startup Keys – Boot Options

Snagged this from Other World Computing at this page…don’t want to lose it out there.

Obscure Startup Key / General Use Key Combinations

Apple systems have always used different key combinations to perform different tasks, just like all computer makers. However, finding those key combinations has always been an arduous task – they don’t come right out and tell you in the manual how to do some of these.

This list is a culmination of scouring the net and the list of sites visited is huge, the most simple way to find these combinations is using a Google search, click HERE to perform the same search I did to get started. I visited about 30 web pages and gleaned information from many to assemble this list. :>)

Boot key combinations:

Everybody knows about some of these boot key combinations, but some of the more obscure combinations have been long forgotten (like how many of us have a Quadra AV and use a TV as a monitor!) – Check these out, you may need one of them someday!

  • C : Forces most Macs to boot from the CD-Rom drive instead of the internal hard drive. Only works with Apple ROM drives and with bootable CD discs.
  • D : Forces the first internal hard drive to be the startup disk.
  • N : Netboot (New World ROM machines only) – Looks for BOOTP or TFTP Server on the network to boot from.
  • R : Forces PowerBooks to reset their screen to default size (helpful if you’ve been hooked up to an external montior or projector!)
  • T : Target Disk Mode (FireWire) – Puts machines with built-in FireWire into target Disk mode so a system attached with a FireWire cable will have that device show up as a hard drive on their system. Very useful for PowerBooks!
  • Mouse Button Held Down : Ejects any mounted removable media.
  • Shift : Disables all extensions (Mac OS 7-9), or disables Login items when using Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later. Also works when booting Classic mode up just like you were using the OS natively.
  • Option : When using an Open Firmware "New World ROM" capable system, the System Picker will appear and query all mounted devices for bootable systems, returning a list of drives & what OS they have on them. On "Old World" systems the machine will simply boot into it’s default OS without any Finder windows open.
  • Space bar : Brings up Apple’s Extension Manager (or Casady & Greene’s Conflict Catcher, if installed) up at startup to allow you to modify your extension set.
  • Command-V : Boots Mac OS X into "Verbose Mode", reporting every console message generated during startup. Really shows what’s going on behind the scenes with your machine on startup!
  • Command-S : Boots Mac OS X into "Single User Mode" – helpful to fix problems with Mac OS X, if necessary.
  • Command-Option : Rebuilds the Desktop (Mac OS 7-9).
  • Command-Option-P-R : Erases PRAM if held down immediately after startup tone. Your machine will chime when it’s erased the PRAM, most people will hold this combination for a total of 3 chimes to really flush the PRAM out.
  • Command-Option-N-V : Erases NVRAM (Non-Volatile RAM). Used with later Power Macintosh systems mostly.
  • Command-Option-O-F : Boots the machine into Open Firmware (New World ROM systems only).
  • Command-Option-Shift-Delete : Forces your Mac to startup from its internal CD-ROM drive or an external hard drive. Very helpful if you have a 3rd party CD-ROM drive that is not an Apple ROM device.
  • Command-Option-Shift-Delete-#(where #= a SCSI DEVICE ID) : Boot from a specific SCSI device, if you have your 3rd party CD-ROM drive set to SCSI ID 3, you would press "3" as the # in the combination.

And, the obscure ones :>) Older computers only, on some.

  • Command-Option-I : Forces the Mac to read the disc as an ISO-9000 formatted disk
  • Command : Boots with Virtual Memory turned off.
  • Command-Option-T-V : Forces Quadra AV machines to use TV as a monitor.
  • Command-Option-X-O : Forces the Mac Classic to boot from ROM.
  • Command-Option-A-V : Forces an AV monitor to be recognized correctly.

If you see a command here that is incorrect, or know of one that should be added, please drop me an email and I’ll add it. I plan on adding other different types of key command combinations here as future "quick tips". Thanks!

Misc Notes

Move some of the entries

sometime later I will move more of the entries off of 2-May-2003

I’m tired now.

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The answer is always – NetInfo

NetInfo…look there first…look there last…if it comes to a configuration or a setting it’s the best place to start

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Folder Listing – BBedit makes a good one

At 15:27:39 -0400 9/9/02, Derek K. Miller wrote: If you have BBEdit, you can just drag a folder into a blank text document window and the app will reproduce the folder and subfolder hierarchy with each level nicely tabbed out for you in plain text. No icons, and it only lists alphabetically (I think), but the names are all ther

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Using CGI

for a user Site…see


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Reduce Disk Consumption

Get rid of all non-english files in application bundles

find / ! -name "English.lproj" -name "*.lproj" -type d -exec rm -r -- true ;
Misc Notes


Replacing the Manila site with a Movable Type site…doing it all by hand.