Mac OS X 10.0: Reselecting Startup Disk May Be Necessary Following Update

Reselect your startup disk after installing a Mac OS X software update to avoid a startup delay.
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After installing a software update to Mac OS X 10.0, there is a longer delay before the Mac OS logo appears at system startup time.


Follow these steps:
    1. Start up the computer from the Mac OS 9.1 CD-ROM disc.
    2. Open the Startup Disk control panel.
    3. Select the Mac OS 9.1 System Folder on the hard disk.
    4. Restart the computer.
    5. Connect to the Internet.
    6. Open the Software Update control panel.
    7. Click Update Now.
    8. If the Software Update control panel offers you a later version of Startup Disk control panel, install it and then restart the computer.
    9. Open the Startup Disk control panel.
    10. Select the Mac OS X System Folder.
    11. Restart the computer.

The computer should startup normally using Mac OS X.
Published Date: Feb 17, 2012