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Old 07-17-2002, 04:29 PM   #1
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how do i get os x to always boot in verbose mode

I want my os x to always boot with verbose mode. I have tried to use "nvram boot-args="-v"" in the terminal app, but i get an error (-1). I don't know what that is. I also tried opening up the firmware and typing boot-args="-v"...but then it tells me it doesn't know what "-v" is. Can some help me?

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Old 07-17-2002, 04:31 PM   #2
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Use:

sudo nvram boot-args="-v"

in the terminal.

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Old 07-17-2002, 05:05 PM   #3
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IIRC, if you subsequently boot into OS9, or perhaps any other OS, you'll have to set it again.
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Old 07-17-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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add the following to your ~/Library/init/tcsh/aliases.mine file to make things a little more memorable if you're wanting verbose mode and you dual boot a lot:

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alias textboot	'sudo nvram boot-args="-v"'
then type "textboot" (or whatever you'd like to call the command) in a Terminal the next time the setting changes....

it helps for those of us with Gen-X Alzheimer's...
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Old 07-18-2002, 11:42 PM   #5
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Lightbulb A real man

If you're a real man you'll ignore these posts about settings in nvram. ;-)

Go here: http://slagheap.net/etherspoof/ and grab the Force Verbose patch. Use CVS and checkout the xnu kernel source. Patch xnu. Build xnu. Backup original kernel. Install new one.

[Insert warning here about installing own kernel.]
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