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  1. #1
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    Refit question

    I would like to disable startup from one of my external USB drives. This is what appears in my Refit config file. What exactly do I have to change in order for my Mac to either boot from my Linux or internal Mac partition? Both partitions reside on my internal iMac drive.



    # Disable menu options for increased security. These are intended for a lab
    # environment where the administrator doesn't want users to mess with the
    # operating system. List the names for the options you want to hide from
    # the boot menu. Currently supported:
    # shell - remove the EFI shell
    # tools - remove all EFI tools (shell and gptsync)
    # optical - no booting from optical drives
    # external - no booting from external disks or USB flash drives
    # internal - no booting from internal disks; this setting is not
    # recommended because it locks you out of all operating
    # systems installed on the internal hard disks.
    # singleuser - remove the submenu options to boot Mac OS X in single-user
    # or verbose modes
    # hwtest - remove the submenu option to run Apple Hardware Test
    # all - all of the above, except for 'internal'
    #
    #disable external optical shell singleuser
    #disable all
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    Re: Refit question

    Not having ever used Refit I am not exactly sure but, if you hold the [Option] key during the boot process, you will get a menu in which you can choose what media to boot off of. I believe that this is part of the EFI bootloader NOT Refit. The caveat here is that your Linux partition will be labeled "Windows" - don't worry it is really your Linux partition.
    If that is not what you are looking for, than I think that a clearer explanation of your problem and desire is needed. Good luck!

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    Re: Refit question

    Here is my issue in more detail. When I start up my iMac I see the Refit menu with the icons for Linux, My Mac (internal drive), as well as my external USB drive which also runs Mac OS as a cloned backup. If I restart my Mac without doing anything, it boots into the external D instead of the internal drive in my iMac.There has to be a way to comment out the refit config file so that refit does not boot from any external drives. I see that option in the config file I posted above but I am just not sure how to comment it out. Do I just have to remove the # mark?
    Randy McElligott
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    For the best in Jazz, In Transition every Sunday from noon-2pm EST www.chuo.fm

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    Re: Refit question

    I would add the line
    Code:
    external
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