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Re: Installation on Macbook Pro

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2008 21:10:03 +0000

Christopher Rawnsley wrote:
On 9 Mar 2008, at 19:55, Bill Hacker wrote:
What else has had its fingers on that disk and its label prior to the attempt?

Well I used the Boot Camp Assistant (basically a partitioner) from within Mac OS X which resized my disk for "installing Windows". So it formatted it with FAT32 but I just tried overwriting it with DF.

And/or - do you have a disk that nothing Apple-ish has yet touched?

Not sure what you mean by this. Do you mean another internal disk? If so, then no. I just have a 120GB volume of which 15GB is reserved for DF the rest is an HFS+ volume for Mac OS X. I also have a 2GB USB flash drive. Do you think I should I try that?

I would actually recommend an external HDD on FW-800 or USB2.

Apple marches to the beat of a whole different orchestra w/r disk layout & labels, so I had to do that to get FreeBSD/PPC or OpenBSD/PPC up on my G4 PowerBook 17".

And I don't use hfs at all - not even for OS X.

The Wintel models might seem easier by virtue of using a commodity CPU, but *everything* Apple does is different, sometimes outright contrarian.

(If only IBM had made an affordable Power architecture laptop...)

DFLY - or any *BSD - needs only a fraction of the resources even a cleand-up and stripped-down OS X consumes.

Ergo, a used 'Industry Standard' Wintel would save you time vs the Apple 'appliance' as well as performing better.


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