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Category: Main -> Mac mini

  

Question
How to disable network boot of the network port and accelerate boot speed of the Mac mini ?
How to boot directly from CD / DVD ?
How to simulate a second button with a mouse with one button (mac) ?
Can we start MorphOS from a USB stick on Mac mini G4 ?
How do I know if my Mac mini possesses 32 or 64 MB of graphics memory ?
How to open the Mac mini and change the hard disk ?
Where can I find a Mac mini G4 guide ?

Answer

 How to disable network boot of the network port and accelerate boot speed of the Mac mini ? 

Type the command "setenv skip-netboot? True" (without quotes) in the Open Firmware.


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 How to boot directly from CD / DVD ?  

At startup, insert the CD and immediately hold down the 'C' key until the appearance of the selection screen.


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 How to simulate a second button with a mouse with one button (mac) ? 

Use the ShiftClick commodity situated in the folder SYS:Utilities/Commodities. To make this commodity active each time you start, just copy it to sys:WBStartup.


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 Can we start MorphOS from a USB stick on Mac mini G4 ? 

Yes, this is possible by following the instructions below:
- Copy the ISO image to the USB stick
- Copy the boot.img ISO image (contained in the directory mac_pp32 /) and copy it to the root of the key
- Boot from the key by typing from OpenFirmware:
boot / pci @ 1b @ f2000000/usb, 1/disk @ 1:, bi = boot.img usbscsi0: morpho-2.5.iso (usb @ 1b @ 1 1/disk may vary depending on the port where you connect the USB the command dev / ls can tell you exactly). (for Fab)

Yes, this is possible by following the instructions below:

- Copy the ISO image to the USB stick

- Copy the boot.img from the ISO image (contained in the directory mac_pp32/) and copy it at the root of the usb stick

- Boot from usb stick by typing from OpenFirmware:

boot / pci @ 1b @ f2000000/usb, 1/disk @ 1:, bi = boot.img usbscsi0: morpho-2.5.iso (usb@1b,1/1/disk@1 may vary depending on the port where you connect the USB stick, the command dev / ls can tell you exactly). (for Fab)


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 How do I know if my Mac mini possesses 32 or 64 MB of graphics memory ? 

Just go to the System/Utilities drawer  and launch the "GraphicBoards" program.


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 How to open the Mac mini and change the hard disk ? 

You can find a tutorial on the following link : http://www.sterpin.net/ddMacMini.htm


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 Where can I find a Mac mini G4 guide ? 

There is one on the following link:  Macmini_Guide_de_lutilisateur.pdf (french related).


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