Copying a CD-ROM, or rather creating an ISO file from a CD-ROM… surely a simple enough task, you would think..? Well, not quite, it’s way overly complex on OS X, especially if the CD-ROM is not OS X native or a hybrid CD-ROM.
This is on Catalina.
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I got hold of an old white 12″ iBook G4 133 GHz 1 GB that is running OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger), [eventually updated to 10.4.11].
Can I get an up to date, and workable, version of Linux running on it? I need something that can run an up to date SSH (so that I can SSH into a Pi cluster using a terminal).
Tiger comes with ssh version 3.8.1p1
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On a 2012 MacBook Pro, running Catalina, trying to get Myst to run.
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I have a MacBook Pro 3,1 (2007, 17″, Santa Rosa 2.4 GHz Core Duo 2, 6 GB RAM (2×4 GB)), that dies within seconds of turning the Wi-Fi off. I have no idea as to why it does it.
It will stay up for years on end, so long as the Wi-Fi is turned on. However, turn the Wi-Fi off and the MacBook Pro will freeze and lock up pretty quickly.
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Following on from Getting an old Penryn MacBook Pro to work, I needed to enable TRIM as it wasn’t enabled on my SSD. I also wondered whether it would speed up the Mac a little and put a halt to the continual lock ups that uTorrent suffered from…
I found an application that failed and a command line solution that worked…
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A friend had SL running on a 17″ 2008 Penryn MBP. Upgrade to ML fails. Gives mac to me. I try to boot using an SSD with a known working installation of ML – just spinning gears at start up. Only a SL partition on the same SSD works.
Then other issues…
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These are the last working versions for various versions of OS X.
Continue reading The last Firefox for various OS X versions
After switching on an old MacBook Pro, running 10.9.5 and opening Chrome (which would no longer update any further than 66.0.3359.181), I found that some sites weren’t loading correctly, due to a root certificate issue.
Continue reading Certificates for OS X 10.9.5 – Chrome 66.0.3359.181
Installing Foxy Fitzroy ROS2 on OS X.
Taken from Course notes: Programming for robotics, as it was beginning to take over the article about the course work.
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Cheap MBP in the markets around BKK
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