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Part VI: Appendices > Startup Keystrokes

F.1. Startup Keystrokes

Keys to Hold DownEffect
CStarts up from a CD
DStarts up from the first partition
NStarts up from network server
RResets the PowerBook screen
TPuts the Mac into FireWire Target Disk mode
XStarts up in Mac OS X (if 9 is on the same disk)
OptionShows icons of all startup disks, so you can choose one for starting up.
Shift-Option--DeleteStarts up from external drive (or CD)
Option--P-RZaps the parameter RAM (PRAM). (Hold down until second chime.)
Option--O-FBrings up Open Firmware screen.
-VShows Unix console messages during startup, logout, and shutdown
-SStarts up in single user (Unix command-line) mode
Mouse downEjects a stuck CD or DVD
ShiftJust after powering up: Turns off kernel extensions (Section B.8.2)
ShiftLater, after logging in: Prevents Finder windows and startup items from opening. (They'll return the next time you start up.)



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