The folks at Higher Learning show us how to get FreeBSD 10.1 set up on your old 2006 Macbook.
A while ago I decided to unretire my 2006 Macbook and turn it into a low powered server. Specifically to run a BBS, but more on that in a later blog post. To get FreeBSD running properly requires a bit of trickery, so i decided to write a little howo to save you some time and effort. For this you will need the following:
- A FreeBSD install DVD burned with the i386 image as we’re dealing with a 32 bit core duo machine here. If you’re into that sort of think you can also create a FreeBSD USB stick.
- The OS X Tiger (10.4) Install DVD
Now for the fun part:
- Insert DVD/USB stick into Macbook and boot
- Hold down the option key to choose to boot from the DVD/USB stick. The boot media should be displayed as “Windows” by the Mac boot manager
- Install FreeBSD with default partitions and whichever options you want
- With 10.1 I kept getting a [Read more…]