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From: Kingston upon ...
Is it possible to install a bootmenu to the G5, where i can choose from a list, which OS to boot? I find the standard boot menu from the powermac very slow and time consuming. I remember the bootmenu from the Peg2. Is something like that possible on the Powermac too? Maybe with grub or with an script in OF?
Not tested on G5, but it should work: Bootmonster
, as 2shared's server is down atm).
This boot script is suitable for Apple hardware only. Tested on Powermac MDD and Powerbook 5,6 and 5,8.
It shoud work on all Apple hardware, but might require adjustment (untested).
MorphOS and Linux currently require seperate bootloader partitions, which can make disk layouts messy.
This combined script removes the need for that, enabling all OSes, and multiple version thereof, to be booted from a single bootloader partition.
In addition it ropes several other tricks (USB booting, MorphOS update-from-ISO method) into one easily maintained (and fail-safe) script.
- Includes simple & safe updating of MorphOS from ISO on HDD!!1
- Supports booting from USB
- Supports booting from optical drive
- User interaction with boot partition NOT required for ordinary users (except during initial setup.. even that can be skipped by using the default script method of booting, and when using update method).
(User interaction with boot partition IS required if using a non-standard partition layout or using multiple OSes/MorphOS versions, and when updating MorphOS from ISO)
- No need to mess with bootinfo.txt (MorphOS default script).
- No need to run hfssetmacboot (to bless files from the cli).
- Bootmonster menu now survives updating MorphOS.
- DOES NOT BREAK MORPHOS STANDARD BOOT METHOD (at worst: bootmonster bypasses it :P )
- Until step 6 (ie after testing) No changes are made to booting using the default MorphOS boot method.
- After installation:
- Bootmonster: Maintains default MorphOS boot method as an available option at all times.
- Hardware: 'ALT' (Built-in graphical) boot menu still uses MorphOS standard boot method.
- Hardware: Returns to default MorphOS boot method if NVRam boot-device variable is set to default.
- Hardware: 'ALT' graphical boot menu won't detect linux, or multiple morphos versions.
- Adds a few seconds to the boot time.[ Edited by boot_wb 11.01.2017 - 18:57 ]
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