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Start Manager

The Start Manager controls the system startup process and provides routines that let you specify the default startup device, default video device, and other settings. You should read about the Start Manager if you are developing a device driver or system extension that must be loaded during the startup process.

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Inside Macintosh: Operating System Utilities
(Chapter 9 - Start Manager)
This document describes the parts of the Macintosh system software that allow you to manage various low-level aspects of the operating system.

Chapter 9 describes how to use the Start Manager and includes an overview, a tutorial, and a complete API reference.

Chapter 7
describes the Parameter RAM Utilities, which your application can use to access and modify information used by the system software at system startup time.

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