Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 14th Apr 2006 04:45 UTC, submitted by dbprice
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Community contributor Jürgen Keil and Sun engineer Jan Setje-Eilers have been working together to get OpenSolaris based operating systems to work under Apple's BootCamp. Today Jan announced that he had successfully installed and booted build 36 of Solaris Nevada (plus some hacks). A series of bugfixes to make OpenSolaris distributions "just work" have been identified.
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Can't wait . . .
by Fuji257 on Fri 14th Apr 2006 05:09 UTC
Fuji257
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2006-01-24

I've got 1.66ghz Core Duo Mac Mini and I boot OS X off of a faster-than-the-internal firewire drive.

So I've got an 80gb internal sata drive sitting empty.

I've attempted a few x86 Linux distros with too many issues to boot it. Ubuntu installs from the LiveCD without any trouble, but then you have to do some *heavy* tinkering to have it boot, so I endud up zapping it. Other distros weren't so lucky.

BeOS PE for Windows actually installs using darwine, but again, no way to boot it (and I'm SURE many devices wouldn't even be supported anyways, I was bored)

I figured SOMEBODY would have an easy-to-install ISO available by now . . .

It looks like Solaris may be first. I'm anxious to have a tinker OS; Solaris will do just fine.

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RE: Can't wait . . .
by Adam S on Fri 14th Apr 2006 13:19 in reply to "Can't wait . . ."
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I've got 1.66ghz Core Duo Mac Mini and I boot OS X off of a faster-than-the-internal firewire drive.

No you don't. Recent benchmarks have shown that the only way the external drives are signficantly faster than internals are on old powerbooks that have FW800 ports. Since the Intel minis only have FW400, that's not possible.

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RE[2]: Can't wait . . .
by Fuji257 on Fri 14th Apr 2006 18:22 in reply to "RE: Can't wait . . ."
Fuji257 Member since:
2006-01-24

>>No you don't. Recent benchmarks have shown that the only way the >>external drives are signficantly faster than internals are on old >>powerbooks that have FW800 ports. Since the Intel minis only have >>FW400, that's not possible.

That's more than pretentious to tell me which of my drives are faster than the other.

I don't give a ratsass what you've read, I know how to test HD speeds on my machine thank you very much.

But since you believe what you read see here to see you are dead wrong:

http://www.barefeats.com/mini01c.html

The Mac Mini's weakest point (that you can do something about) is the Hard Drive. The link I gave you (and countless others) shows the MM's internal drives are easily trounced by FW400. Anybody that uses and external boot drive on the MM knows you are full of crap.

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