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ph33r213
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Try this:

 

Edit the following file on your OSX partition:

/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

 

You can use TextEdit in the Applications folder.

 

Modify the file so these lines are included:

 

<key>Quiet Boot</key>

<string>No</string>

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>10</string>

 

After you are done, be sure to run Disk Utility and Repair Permissions on your OSX partition. Then reboot.

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I don't think this will help, but add the following to the same file and repair permissions when done. How about posting the contents of the finished file when you are done to be sure everything is OK.

 

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</string>

 

The boot process should pause for 10 seconds and display available drives. I would expect it to display at least the OSX drive if nothing else.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">

<plist version="1.0">

<dict>

<key>Kernel</key>

<string>mach_kernel</string>

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string>-v</string>

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</string>

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>10</string>

<key>Graphics Mode</key>

<string>1280x1024x32</string>

<key>Quiet Boot</key>

<string>no</string>

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>10</string>

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</key>

</dict>

</plist>

 

That last line messed it up, when I take it out its fine, but when it was there, it gave me an error when I started it up, I repaired permissions.

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That last line messed it up, when I take it out its fine, but when it was there, it gave me an error when I started it up, I repaired permissions.

 

You can remove the last bunch of lines like this:

 

<key>Timeout</key>

<string>10</string>

<key>Boot Graphics</key>

<string>Yes</key>

 

because you already have them in there, look up further in the list.

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