FreeBSD on Intel Macs?

David Leimbach leimy2k at
Fri Jan 13 07:50:39 PST 2006

On 1/12/06, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad at> wrote:
> On Jan 12, 2006, at 3:34 PM, David Leimbach wrote:
> >
> > I might be picking one up this week... not sure yet.  So conflicted
> > over
> > that or waiting to see what the new used to be a PowerMac will be.
> > [Do I
> > really want the mobile processor?]
> Question is do you want to wait for 6-12 months or want one now.  The
> pro desktop is most likely not going to be available until the end of
> the year time frame...
> Chad
True and by then I'll have more money anyway...

For interested parties here is a really good overview of EFI

This is from the same author who gave a really great tour of the Darwin OS.

I wonder if the FreeBSD partitioning tools will be able to make non
MBR partitions or if we'd have to have some kind of legacy mode for

Also this article mentions that there is a Gateway media center PC
already on EFI [at least it's EFI based...].

People who don't want to pay Apple's prices might find an alternative
system there.  I don't know anything about it though beyond this


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