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I have a Mac Mini with Windows and OS X installed on it. The Mac is connected to a KVM and the keyboard that I use is a regular PC keyboard. When I try to load the Startup Manager by pressing the Option key at startup, it fails and loads directly into OS X. I believe that the KVM is giving me trouble but I can't get rid of it (I use several machines).

Is there any way that I can FORCE the Startup Manager to load every time I reboot my Mac Mini? If not, can I install Grub in order to select which OS I want to load? Any other suggestions?

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Use rEFIt. It is excellent.

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It works perfectly. This is what I needed! Thanks!! –  testk Oct 21 '10 at 20:26
@testk: like I said, it is excellent. :) –  Matt Ball Oct 21 '10 at 20:35

I'm not sure about forcing it to load every time, but shouldn't you be pressing the option key to select the boot os?

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yes..sorry..it's the option key. My bad! I have a PC keyboard and I'm not familiar with the MAC keys. The only thing I know is that...it takes me forever to load into windows. –  testk Oct 21 '10 at 20:25

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