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How to configure the Darwin Boot Loader?


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Hi.

 

I googled a bit but could not find any information on this topic.

 

Which files configure the Darwin Boot Loader? I want to reduce the wait time ( 8 seconds actually) and change the default partition from Mac OS X to Windows.

 

Does anyone know which files I have to look at or where I can find information regarding this topic?

 

Greetings and thanks in advance,

 

Shizo

To set the timeout time, go to "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration" and edit "com.apple.Boot.plist".

 

Add this before the </dict> tag:

 

<key>Timeout</key>
<string>#</string>

 

Where # is the number of seconds you want.

 

You can also add other boot parameters here (like platform and Quiet Boot) but I don't know if there is one for setting the default partition.

For the default partition, you might want to look into...

 

changing the text:

    <key>Kernel Flags</key>
   <string></string>

to be:

    <key>Kernel Flags</key>
   <string>rd=disk0s1</string>

 

from the same file in

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

 

I have not personally tried this, so post your results if you try it out.

  • 2 years later...

I changed the com.apple.boot.plist file the rd= option and now i'm stuck

i cannot get back into leo :)

 

can i repair it from the leo4all install DVD

 

I am noob don't know anything about linux - unix

 

 

Someone pleeez help

  • 3 weeks later...
  • 4 months later...

I have 2 installs of osx, one works perfectly, the other is a copy of it on another disk, made with super duper.

 

the darwin boot loader sees the copied version as being a foriegn os and not bootable

 

how do I change this? I need to make bootable backups as a routine thing!

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