Run Current on a MacBook
rpaulo at FreeBSD.org
Fri Nov 30 11:34:50 PST 2007
> I am a half step away from buying a MacBook based on the following
> 1. I should run current and it has the SMP problem fixed.
The fix was not yet committed.
> 2. It can be dual booted between OSX and FreeBSD?
> a. The handbook only mentions that it can be run as a guest OS.
The handbook doesn't mention anything about running FreeBSD on a
MacBook. You probably want to read http://wiki.freebsd.org/AppleMacbook
> b. Is there a short list to run both OS's I've done this with
> windows many times over the years but I have on idea where to
> start with Mac. Example: Clean the disk and start with FBSD
> or somehow compress the MacOSX file system and use the rest
> for BSD, etc. etc.
* Partition your drive witht Bootcamp
* Install rEFIt. http://refit.sf.net/
* Boot FreeBSD install CD and install it to the desired partition. Don't
install an MBR boot manager.
* Sync your MBR with the GPT by using the refit tool (available in the
refit boot menu).
It's tricky, but easy.
> 3. I should probably run the AMD64 version of Current?
Yes, newer MacBooks have EM64T extensions (i.e. amd64), so you should
> Thanks for any input and suggestions even a "Don't do it for certain
> reasons". This is totally uncharted territory for me.
> Have a great day,
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