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Can you change your "default" startup disk?


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My internal HD is currently out of order, and I want to set up my computer so the default HD that it starts up with is my external, cloned hd. Is there any way to set it so I boot from my external hard drive every time without having to select it every time i boot up? Like, make the external the default startup disk rather than the internal... help is appreciated! thanksss!

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Go to System Preferences>Start Up Disk and select your external. It has to be connected and mounted before making the change.

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Go to System Preferences>Start Up Disk and select your external. It has to be connected and mounted before making the change.
Ya, I know how to do that. But, is there any way to set it so i dont have to select it every time i restart in order for it to boot from that particular disk? I want to make it my default for the time being.

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Ya, I know how to do that. But, is there any way to set it so i dont have to select it every time i restart in order for it to boot from that particular disk? I want to make it my default for the time being.
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Go to System Preferences>Start Up Disk and select your external. It has to be connected and mounted before making the change.
That is how you do it.

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