Intel Macs and FreeBSD?

Dan Busarow dan at
Thu Apr 27 23:45:38 UTC 2006

On Apr 27, 2006, at 4:59 PM, Mark Edwards wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2006, at 2:21 PM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> That brings up an important point.  I would want to hook up a  
> USB2.0 or Firewire hard drive to the machine, either as a boot  
> drive, a backup drive, or both (two drives).  How is FreeBSD's  
> support for USB or Firewire?  Can one boot from these connections?   
> Is it reliable enough for server use?

We've got a FreeBSD 5.x NFS/Samba/AppleTalk file server at work using  
Lacie firewire drives (purchased at the local Mac store in keeping  
with the thread)  Works great.  Just replaced one of the drives that  
was starting to report errors during rsync.  Drive was about 2 years  
old.  The other drives are still going strong.


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