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« on: October 07, 2005, 06:45:54 pm »
Hi -

I saw an earlier post regarding the mac mini and Pluto. I understand that u do not support Pluto on mac at this point in time. Have a q -

Elsewhere (outside this forum) I have seen reports of debian linux running on the mac mini. I understand that Pluto runs on debian linux. Given this, do u foresee any challenges related to getting Pluto to run on mac mini - from a compatibility or performance point of view?

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2005, 10:23:07 am »
Mac being a totally different platform, starting with the CPU which understands a different instruction set and has different register endianness. We don't have any Mac hardware either. Anyway, the main problem with running Pluto on a Mac would be the endian type, because in quite a few places we made assumptions on that, so values will for sure get stored in the wrong byte order on Mac.

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 11:22:07 am »
I think/hope now it's possible. Mac Mini systems shipped since February 2006 with Intel IA32 processor. So it can run Linux. I'm waiting Mac Mini to test it as MD. Hope it'll be in my hand this week. I'll post results as soon as they will be.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 11:35:53 am »
I heared the Intel Macs come with EFI and no x86 BIOS (you have to chain load a BIOS-like thingy). Although Linux supports EFI, I don't know what your results will be. Please let us know what you accomplish. Thanks.