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Default POST - Power On Self Test Messages at boot time?? - 11-06-2008, 06:35 AM

I am booting mac os x on my dell mini and I want to see the POST messages but the loader flashes the results of the POST so fast, I can't read a single line.. Does anyone know how to see the POST result messages?? In other words, stop the boot process so I can read the messages?? I can stop the osx boot process but it has already cleared the screen..

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Default Re: POST - Power On Self Test Messages at boot time?? - 11-06-2008, 05:00 PM

Record it with a video camera and watch frame by frame?
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Default Re: POST - Power On Self Test Messages at boot time?? - 11-08-2008, 04:42 PM

Beep Code 1 BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure. BIOS Chip Motherboard Failure or ROM Error

Beep Code 2 No RAM Detected No Memory Detected

Beep Code 3 Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset, DMA/IMR/Timer Error for Intel platform); Chipset Error
Time-Of-Day Clock test failure.
Gate A20 Failure
Super I/O Chip Failure
Keyboard Controller Test Failure
Motherboard Failure

Beep Code 4 RAM Read/Write Failure Memory Failure

Beep Code 5 RTC Power Fail. COMS Battery Failure

Beep Code 6 Video BIOS Test Failure Video Card Failure

Beep Code 7 CPU Cache test failure CPU Failure

Beep Code 8 LCD LCD Failure


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Default Re: POST - Power On Self Test Messages at boot time?? - 11-10-2008, 04:53 PM

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I am booting mac os x on my dell mini and I want to see the POST messages but the loader flashes the results of the POST so fast, I can't read a single line.. Does anyone know how to see the POST result messages?? In other words, stop the boot process so I can read the messages?? I can stop the osx boot process but it has already cleared the screen..

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Hook up an external USB keyboard and press Pause during the 1s the messages are displayed.
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Default Re: POST - Power On Self Test Messages at boot time?? - 11-10-2008, 04:55 PM

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Beep Code 1 BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure. BIOS Chip Motherboard Failure or ROM Error

Beep Code 2 No RAM Detected No Memory Detected

Beep Code 3 Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset, DMA/IMR/Timer Error for Intel platform); Chipset Error
Time-Of-Day Clock test failure.
Gate A20 Failure
Super I/O Chip Failure
Keyboard Controller Test Failure
Motherboard Failure

Beep Code 4 RAM Read/Write Failure Memory Failure

Beep Code 5 RTC Power Fail. COMS Battery Failure

Beep Code 6 Video BIOS Test Failure Video Card Failure

Beep Code 7 CPU Cache test failure CPU Failure

Beep Code 8 LCD LCD Failure
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