Is there a way to prevent the Apple bootup sound


One more, for the road!
mac mini n00b said:
I'd like to prevent my APple from playing that sound when u turn on the power, is there a way
The utility located here..

works very well, it allows you to change the volume or turn off the startup chime.

I feel that turning it totally off is not the best idea, as it will make other sounds if problems occur during startup, such as the "glass breaking" sound, to warn you of problems.
So I chose to just lower the volume.