Mac boot menu doesnt appear

Just clarifying: On the laptop's own built-in keyboard.


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As stated here, if on a Wireless keyboard, press Alt when you hear the chime. Before that, keyboard is not detected. Boot sequence is prime espionage target. Must be simple, transparent. Booted software takes control over machine.

Any unexpected behavior here suspect. Option key must always go straight to menu. I had a similar issue and the below trick solved it. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for a second time. Release the keys. I did it using an external usb keyboard! Two things to try: There are 2 methods if the Option key doesn't work.

On your Mac, go to: Truly simple. You might need to reboot twice or more before the rEFIt menu starts showing up on boot. Good luck: Jack of all Spades Jack of all Spades 2 Amol Amol 21 1. Jeff Perlman Jeff Perlman 11 1. So this is how to do it: I suggest that you hold the option key ALT directly after having push the computer start button , so that the Bluetooth connects directly.

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That works everytime. Tom Tom 1.

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Kainen Kainen 1 1. BuvinJ BuvinJ 2. Myton Lopez Myton Lopez 1. Bill L Bill L 1. Swearing works. Also threats of replacement by a cheap Windows machine. Try removing all hardware from your computer before startup! Hope this helps! Keith Keith 1. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. In OS X, it's done via bless.

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See here for more on efibootmgr. If this juggling is happening every time you reboot, then something is seriously wrong. I suppose you could also put a call to efibootmgr in a shutdown script, but that runs the risk of becoming disconnected from reality and causing problems, so I'd be reluctant to do that. Yes, changing the BootOrder variable via the -o option to efibootmgr as you suggest is appropriate.

These files shouldn't do any harm per se, but they could be confusing or be accidentally re-activated in the future.

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Also, keeping it around as a backup method of booting may make sense. If you type again sudo efibootmgr , your boot order should be now BootOrder: This guarantees that Mac is booted first, and since rEFInd was installed in Mac, then it should come up first. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Ubuntu Community Ask! Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. I'm having a little of a problem with rEFInd and couldn't find something specific about it.

Edit Using efibootmgr -v gives me: Thanks for the help! Here seems to be the official article of rEFind: Rod Smith Rod Smith Please see my edit above. So the next step, I assume, would be deleting the opensuse-entry I removed this distro some time ago and the set the BootOrder to ",,FFFF" for example. Is that correct? Thanks again! Now this definitely solved my question.