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Inside Macintosh: Operating System Utilities /
Chapter 9 - Start Manager / Start Manager Reference


This section describes the Start Manager routines you can use to identify and change the default startup device, the default video device, default operating system, and the default timeout value for the startup drive.

Many Start Manager routines specify a pointer to a parameter block as a parameter. For these routines, the routine description includes a list of the fields in the parameter block used by the routine. For each routine that uses a parameter block, information about the fields appears in the following format:

-->input1LongIntInput parameter comment.
<--output1LongIntOutput parameter comment.

The arrow on the far left indicates whether the field is an input or output parameter. You must supply values for all input parameters. The routine returns values in the output parameters. The next column shows the field name as defined in the MPW interface files, followed by the data type of that field. This matches the MPW interface name of the data type as shown in the parameter block. The fourth column contains a comment about or a brief definition of the field.

Identifying and Setting the Default Startup Device
Identifying and Setting the Default Video Device
Identifying and Setting the Default Operating System
Getting and Setting the Timeout Interval

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