Mac mini and FreeBSD - dmesg.boot!
grehan at freebsd.org
Sun Jan 23 21:41:20 PST 2005
> Nothing too exciting. Now that I know I *can* install it, I
> might re-parition the whole thing to have multiple FreeBSD
> installs. That has saved me several times when developing on
> i386 and sparc64! And I want to set up some of my "standard
> programs" (which doesn't include X...), like bash, rsync, and
> subversion. And there's some other changes I'm working on, where
> I would like to at least test-compile on PPC before I do anything
> with them.
I'm very happy to see it getting some normal use :)
> I'd also like to try OpenBSD/macppc on it, just to see how
> close that comes to working.
NetBSD definitely runs on it, and I'm pretty sure Open would as well.
>> It shouldn't matter too much. FreeBSD ignores the partition
>> type and doesn't change it.
> Actually, what I'm the most worried about is that the MacOS 10
> side thinks that is a perfectly nice, empty, usable partition.
> Is there any good way to hide those partitions from MacOS 10?
> (I guess I could just unmount them at startup).
The best way is to have a partition type that OSX doesn't
understand, but as you've seen Apple have dumbed down the
disk utility so you can't set the type to other than HFS+
or UFS. At some point I'll bring the pdisk utility into the
tree, and that could be used to change partition types from
a bootable CD.
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