g4 - how to pick a different startup folder when the system won't start?

dualblade

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tried picking a different folder on a g4 running 9.2.2. when i rebooted, i got the mac face icon with the flashing question mark. i don't know macs, but i know that's a universally bad sign. now i'd like to go back to 9.2.2's startup folder, but is there a way to get some sort of menu so i can pick a different os? is there something in open firmware i can edit to pick a different startup folder? this is a friend's machine, and he uses it for work so it would be a big help if we could get it up asap. thanks for your help
 

dualblade

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i did end up fixing it, but it wasn't as simple as that. no systems came up when holding the option key. i ended up having to manually set the boot device in openfirmware's command line.
 
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