Monday, August 08, 2011

Boot options for Macbook

You want to try ubuntu or want to boot from live cd. here are options.

Products Affected
MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro
Keystroke Description
Press C during startup Start up from a bootable CD or DVD, such as the Mac OS X Install disc that came with the computer.
Press D during startup Start up in Apple Hardware Test (AHT).
Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear two beeps. Reset NVRAM
Press Option during startup Starts into Startup Manager, where you can select a Mac OS X volume to start from. Note: Press N to make the the first bootable Network volume appear as well.
Press Eject, F12, or hold the mouse or trackpad button Ejects any removable media, such as an optical disc.
Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot).
Press T during startup Start up in Target Disk Mode.
Press Shift during startup Start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items.
Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.
Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode.
Press Option-N during startup Start from a NetBoot server using the default boot image.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Jungle Tourism Should Stop!

Last weekend I visited Kanheri caves at National Par, Borivali Mumbai.

It was great to visit this spot in the Monsoon. Great view of Real Forest amidst Mumbai which is known to have Jungle of Concrete. It was amazing to see so many Caves in such interiors of Dense forest. One does not stop wondering about people, who carved these beautiful caves and managed to Stay with Tigers and wild beasts aroung.

But something was not great! which is crowd of Mumbaikars Gathered there to Enjoy the monsoon and Small Waterfall near caves. With this beauty around, Indian Junta who dont miss to create a crowd at any chance provided, Why will they spare this Spot.

While watching the Monkeys sitted on tree branches, I felt the rage amongst them, some scared, some aggressive staring helplessly at Vehicles, Crowd of People who encroached on their own piece of land. These animals are owners of jungle, with curious tourists visiting these, What they want is just enjoy the beauty of the space, Click some pictures of their own, to get some instant fame on their Facebook Walls or some just to have fun in Wild.

How it will feel to you if you asked to stay in a home made of Glass and have people around you watching all your movements.

Todays NDTV showing some guy fighting to stop Tourism in jungle. Though It brings lots revenue for Forrest department to maintain jungle well, Tourism is helping to increase pollution in jungle, killing many creatures under vehicles.

I Support this unknown guy in his Cause,

Please Stop this Jungle Tourism!

In the words of Ravindranath Tagore

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let "our jungles" awake.