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Using OpenBSD & OpenDarwin to NetInstall OSX on Mac's

Contributed by grey on from the getting creative with applied usage dept.

Thanks to Venture37 for sharing his experiences on leveraging an OpenBSD infrastructure to support other Operating Systems:

I've manage to NetInstall OS X 10.3 & 10.4 on my mac using my OpenBSD box as the dhcp,tftp & rpc.bootparamd server & an OpenDarwin box sharing an HFS volume. My ultimate plan is to get everything done under OpenBSD but that's not entirely possible at the moment.
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  1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    Macs are for retards, no wonder why you got one.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Your parents should supervise your internet usage better.

    2. By Paladdin ( on

      It's kind of silly criticize a platform only based on its name, and even more is criticize pretending you know why or who gave this man a Mac.

      Only because a platform is bigger, or expensive, or closed, doesn't mean it's bad. Maybe it doesn't fit your needs but there's no need to be sullen.

    3. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Yeah well I don't like OS/X either but the hardare is better than peecee.
      Come to think of it, almost everything is better than peecee. The world got a raw deal.

  2. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    The "Venture37" mailto link is obviously screwed up.

    1. By grey ( on

      Thanks, it's been fixed.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      Macs are good computers.

    2. By Venture37 ( on

      thnx for the pointer, I sorted out perms on the patch :)

  4. By Siju Oommen George ( on


    it was a very interenting one :))

    Well done keepit up!!! all the best to do it with OpenBSD alone :)))

    Thankyou :)))))

  5. By Anonymous Coward ( on

    whats next?
    "how i successfully used openbsd on my laptop while sitting on the toilet?"

    1. By Venture37 ( on

      I dont understand why some of you are being so harsh regarding the article, is it something that so unnecessary to carry out & really obvious to do if you need to netinstall that I've missed? The article is aimed at ppl who also have Mac's running OS X in their enviroment & how they can use OpenBSD (and OpenDarwin atm) to provide features that are only available in OS X server. I dont understand how this is a bad thing or something to mock? If anything its going to save those people a lot of money & if they arent using OpenBSD aleady, bring them aboard.

      1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

        undeadly editors are so desperate for some material to publish
        that they gonna pick up anything that remotely mentions openbsd.
        does it really require a wagon of imagination to update polls
        more frequent or talk about real stuff happenning to openbsd?
        now you gonna say -- why don't you submit this stuff...
        but i'm gonna say -- why the fuck do you reopen a dead magazine
        if you have no fucking ideas of what to publish?

        1. By Venture37 ( on

          If its a dead magazine with no ideas on what to publish then why do you visit??

          1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

            to constantly reassure myself of my very own
            superiority to idiots like yourself of course!

            1. By Brad ( brad at comstyle dot com on

              ya, hiding as an Anonymous Coward.

              1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

                not hiding!
                do not feel like wasting a password for a useless login
                but then even if i login how is it different?

                1. By Nate ( on

                  Dude, are you that stupid? There is no log in here; it's really simple here, all you do is type a name.


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