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I have XP Pro on Partition 1 and OS X 10.4.9 on Partition 2. When I boot my notebook it automatically boots into OSX, which is fine. The only way to get the notebook to give me an option to choose XP or OS X is to press F8 many times before Darwin begins. Is there a way to get this prompt to come up automatically?

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1. Open Terminal window

2. Type cd /System/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and hit Enter

3. Type sudo pico com.apple.Boot.plist and hit Enter

4. Enter your admin password.

5. Delete all text and add the following:

<?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">
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<key>Boot Graphics</key>
	<key>Quiet Boot</key>

6. Press Command+W to exit. Press Y to save.

7. Repair disk permissions

8. Reboot and good luck ;)

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I followed your instructions several times and it didn't change anything. One thing that seemed strange was the line that starts "cd /system" after I hit enter, it doesn't appear to do anything. It just brings me back to the same prompt.

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