FBSD on Mac
gurenchan at gmail.com
Sun May 27 03:28:29 UTC 2018
On Sun, May 27, 2018, 10:03 Felix Friedlander <felixphew0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 27 May 2018, at 10:23, blubee blubeeme <gurenchan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Sun, May 27, 2018, 08:02 M. P. <wintermute24x7 at icloud.com> wrote:
> >> Hello I have succeded in creating an install disk for Mac but when I try
> >> to install single user the process hangs and I get the message Power
> >> Detected. Any Ideas? Does the Mac hard drive have to be formatted for
> > I wouldn't recommend trying to run anything not Mac OS on their machines.
> > If your Mac is up to version 11.2 or lower you should be fine.
> > The new Mac hardware actively does things to thwart anyone who tries to
> > non Mac OS.
> > Even if you do get it up and running, the wifi will be broken so you'll
> > need a dongle.
> > GPU will give you trouble as well.
> > If it's one of the newer Mac with those led buttons you're totally out of
> > luck.
> > If you are able to reverse engineer custom hardware and write custom
> > drivers then you might be OK.
> > If not, either run FreeBSD in a VM on Mac, sell that Mac and buy a
> > compatible laptop or ...
> > Best,
> > Owen
> On the contrary, I’ve had great success running FreeBSD on Apple hardware.
> The hardware’s not actively thwarting anything, and FreeBSD already has
> drivers for most of the custom or less common hardware. (The one exception
> is Wi-Fi, which is unlikely to work unless you have quite an old Mac.)
> When you say the boot process hangs, does the entire OS stop responding,
> or just the installer? Is there any more detail in the message than Power
> Fault Detected?
> And to answer your question, yes, the hard drive has to be formatted, but
> the FreeBSD installer will do that for you automatically.
> - Felix
What Mac hardware version do you run?
Like I said in my previous reply if the user has newer Mac hardware he's
going to be in for a world of pain.
I have a 11,4 retina macbook pro and it's so problematic I bought a new
Audio also proves problematic.
If the users laptop is newer than 11,2 there will be issues.
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