Intel Macs and FreeBSD?

Mark Edwards mark at
Thu Apr 27 23:49:59 UTC 2006

On Apr 27, 2006, at 4:45 PM, Dan Busarow wrote:

> 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.
> Dan

Does it boot from Firewire, or is that just for storage?  Is the  
machine a Mac?  An Intel Mac?


Mark Edwards

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