How can I force the Startup Manager to load on Mac OS X?

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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?


Use rEFIt. It is excellent.

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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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