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By JParadeis ·
More of a trivia question than anything, but I'm working for a school, and I have some machines laying around that are almost as old as I am.... They are running Mac OS 6.5.3. I do recall a keystroke combination that would make the machine ignore the internal drive when booting. (holding "C" key does not work)

Anyone remember the combo? Thanks in advance.

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by lyon_bleu In reply to Boot to Cd.

The keys to hold down simultaneously in order to bypass the
prefered boot volume saved in PRAM [a type of NVRAM similar in
function to a PC's CMOS] are:

"cmd-opt-shift-delete"

aka "The Vulcan Death Grip"

These need to be pressed at the same time within 2 seconds or
so after the startup chime has begun.

Peace,

paul

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by lyon_bleu In reply to

I forgot to add, they need to be held down until you see the
"Smiling Mac"--forgive me, it's been a while :lol

p

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by JParadeis In reply to

That's right, after you jogged my memory, it makes sense now. I used to remember it as DOCS (being delete-option-command-shift) because we were the computer docs. ;-)

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