Intel Macs and FreeBSD?
dan at dpcsys.com
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.
> 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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