Intel Macs and FreeBSD?

Dan Busarow dan at
Fri Apr 28 02:31:20 UTC 2006

On Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 05:49  PM, Mark Edwards wrote:

> 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?

Sorry, forgot to comment on that.  The server is a normal Intel box 
booting off an ATA drive.  The firewire drive are just storage.


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