03 November 2011

Linux, Linux, How Do I Love Thee?

Linux, Linux, how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways;
I love thee with a love that makes Ubuntu a permanent resident in my USB flashdrive
With the depth and height of Grub that is able to boot Snow Leopard on /dev/sdaX
When Chameleon is out of sight...
I love thee to the level that I might consider a dual boot with 10.6.8
Most quiet need, by dd if=boot1h of=/dev/sdaX that distroyeth MBR (but then I remember, I'm on GPT so giveth what?!?)
I love thee with a love that seems to lose
ultimately to no one else but a hackintosh. :D

It's amazing that even though I sabotaged Chameleon on my internal hard drive trying to update to 10.6.8 and apply THeKiNG's 09032011 pack, I only needed my trusty Ubuntu 11 USB stick to boot OS X up. Of course, it's a given that the necessary files are installed correctly - most importantly those kexts to be put in /System/Library/Extensions. There just was not anything "broken" on my system aside from the boot file installation on my hard drive.

Grub is good but it won't load the extra parameters set in the boot plist and so I got to my desktop with primitive jumbo resolution that was not even enough to let me use Lizard. The "Install Chameleon" button was tucked way down at the bottom of the application window, lost, beyond my reach.

And thus I resorted to manually installing Chameleon via Terminal

Let us review:

someone on his-macbook-mini : cd /path/to/Chameleon/i386/
someone on his-macbook-mini : fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0
someone on his-macbook-mini : dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s1

Normally, I no longer copy the boot file itself via Terminal since this is easily done via copy paste in Finder along with Extra folder. That's how "packs" are usually, erm, packed so there.

I used to experience sleep problems with my HP Mini 311 running 10.6.8 on 09032011 like one user has reported on the forums, remembered I encountered the issue when I had XCode installed, specifically with CHUD stuff. 

What's worse is that I think I'm on the verge of being labelled a unashamed blasphemer by the powers that be. It's just sad that even my own user experience is seen as invalid.

It's like I experienced a back ache when using a certain product and when I report so, I'm told "No, you do not have the right to experience back ache from this product. You only invented that pain or that you are using a different product."

I swear I experienced that "back ache" even that nobody would acknowledge? Can there really be such universal truth about computers/hardware? Can we really have the exact same user experience? Even real Mac's have all sorts of issues that are not uniformly tasted by Mac users.

What happened to Murphy's Law?

But because I fear being banished, I will just acknowledge that I'm a total idiot who has a burlap sack stashed inside her skull instead of a human brain. :)

By the way, Coconut Battery now reports accurate information on my battery:
Time to hunt for a new battery pack for my MacBook Mini. :D

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