#197 Choose OS for nighttime maintenance

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nobody
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2013-12-07
2013-12-07
Will May
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Hi,

We have some dual boot Macs in labs and I would like to be able to schedule a boot into one or the other on different nights to do maintenance tasks. Is this possible? Any ideas how to do it? Also, is this still being worked on or am I in the wrong place. I am willing to work on development, so any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Will

Discussion

  • As per the rEFIt main page, rEFIt is no longer under active development; however, a while back I forked off another project, rEFInd, which is being actively maintained. This type of change would require modifying the way the default_selection configuration keyword works by adding some way to specify different defaults based on the time. I doubt if this would be very difficult, although there would be documentation caveats concerning time zones. In any event, if you're willing to do some development, I recommend you look at the refind/config.c file and search for default_selection. That will at least tell you where the code would need to be changed. You should probably e-mail me (rodsmith@rodsbooks.com) to discuss how users should specify times.