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Customizing Boot Runner 2

Table of Contents

  1. Selection Screen Options
  2. Volume Options
  3. Marquee Options
  4. Additional Options

Customizing Boot Runner 2.0

To customize the Boot Runner Volume Options, open up "Boot Runner Config" on your machine. 


Selection Screen Options top^


The top third of the preference pane contains settings that affect the look and feel of the Boot Runner Selection Screen:

  1. Custom Background Image Path: Desktop pictures or any standard format image may be used (formats include .jpg, .tif, .png, .pdf). Select an image by using the Select button, entering a path or dragging an image file onto the window.
  2. Hide volumes: Enter the name or device of any bootable volumes that you do not want displayed in the Boot Runner Selection Screen.
  3. Automatically select volume: Use the device name or identifier to select a default boot volume. You can specify the time period that if takes effect, or leave it unselected for it to be in effect at all times.
  4. Show unmounted volumes: Enter the device (for example, disk0s4) of any unmounted volumes that you would like shown on the Boot Runner Selection Screen.
  5. Click Apply to authenticate and save the settings.

Note: If you wish to enter more than one volume in these fields, separate the values with a comma.


Volume Options top^

The Volume Descriptions section is where each volume and associated descriptions are located. Add a volume to the volume descriptions list in order to customize information for the Selection Screen.

  1. Name or Identifier: The volume name or device ID used when mounted in OS X. The volume name can be found by selecting the Go menu from the Finder and select Computer. Mounted volume names will be displayed in this Finder window. You can find both volume name and device ID by Option-clicking the Boot Runner Menu Item (the Boot Runner Menu Item is discussed later).
  2. Label: Enter a name that users will see below the volume on the Boot Runner Selection Screen. 
  3. Operating System: Click to select the appropriate operating system or choose "Auto Detect." Note: Auto detect will not work with unmounted volumes. The selection of Operating System will determine the icon that shows up next to each disk and the icon in the popover description.
  4. Popover text: Enter text to describe the volume. This text will be displayed in a popover above the volume on the main selection screen. Note that there is a formatting bar (7).
  5. Path to RTF File: Enter the path location to a RTF format text document containing descriptive information about the volume. The document must be in Rich Text (RTF) format (TextEdit can create RTF formatted documents) which allows basic text formatting without images.
  6. Formatting Bar for text (available in 10.7 and 10.8 only).


Marquee Options top^


The Marquee Options configure where the scrolling text will appear on the Boot Runner Selection Screen.

1. Marquee text: Enter textual information that will scroll across the Boot Runner Selection Screen.
2. Marquee text position: Choose the position (top or bottom of the screen) for the scrolling text.
3. Marquee text scrolling: Select option to scroll marquee text or uncheck for fixed location text.


Additional Options top^

The Boot Runner preference pane contains settings that control the Boot Runner Selection screen presentation, launches the Boot Runner Menu Item and controls display options for boot volumes.

  1. If a single Mac volume, bypass Boot Runner: Check this box to bypass running Boot Runner on single volume OS X Macs. This is helpful if you wish to install Boot Runner on multiple machines, but do not know if a specific Mac has multi-boot partitions.
  2. Show Boot Runner in menu bar: Check this box to display the Boot Runner menu bar.
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