Saturday, June 24, 2006

Got My Mac Mini

I may have waited seventeen months, but I bought a used PowerPC G4 Mac Mini through eBay. I'm running cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Debian PowerPC port on it. Why? It's so darn simple. Download and burn .iso, boot in Mac Mini. Easy. I couldn't do that with FreeBSD. The only wrinkle I encountered involved trying to manually create cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 partition table. I repeatedly received an error (which I have since forgot), so I let Debian create cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 partition for me. Here is what it set up:

macmini:~# df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 72G 3.9G 65G 6% /
tmpfs 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm
macmini:~# fdisk -l /dev/hda
/dev/hda
# type name length base ( size ) system
/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hda2 Apple_Bootstrap untitled 1954 @ 64 (977.0k) NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda3 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 untitled 153281251 @ 2018 ( 73.1G) Linux native
/dev/hda4 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 3018219 @ 153283269 ( 1.4G) Linux swap

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=156301488
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

Why cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 PowerPC and not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Intel model? Diversity. Diversity equals survivability on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Internet. I buy Dr. Dan Geer's argument, and I want this box to survive cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next target-of-opportunity worm or unstructured threat. I realize a structured threat will find G4 assembly programming a slightly higher obstacle than Intel assembly, but that might buy me some time. In any case, I was able to retire a much larger, noisier, slower, and electricity-hungry HP Visualize B2000 workstation by buying cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Mini -- without changing how I do business. The PA-RISC box ran Debian too. Beautiful.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Richard,

I believe that when partition for a Mac cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is one particular "gotcha". You need to create a 1MB NewWorld partition in order for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 system to boot. If you are manually partitioning and forget to add this partition cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Debian installer will not let you proceed. The guided partitioning will automatically set this up for you.

Regards.

Richard Bejtlich said...

Thanks Brian -- Debian helped me not ruin cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 system, I guess!