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Mounting SSH on Mac OSX

If you want to stay stay with free tools and mount ssh shares on OSX MacFusion is the tool of choice.

However for me MacFusion quits with an error "Failed to mount" and the log revealed:
(SSHServerFS, phy303.uni-regensburg.de, 29.06.11 19:27) /Library/Filesystems/fusefs.fs/Support/fusefs.kext failed to load - (libkern/kext) link error; check the system/kernel logs for errors or try kextutil(8).


This is a bug in the current MacFuse version (2.0.3).

The solution is to install the NTFS-3G Project's MacFuse binaries at tuxera.com

Thanks to Jacobs UNIblog

2011 Macbook Pro: State of linux wireless support

Want to use your favorite operating system of your favorite laptop?


The 2011 Macbook Pro uses a Broadcom 4331 chipset for which there exists no driver at this point. And according to the Ubuntu forums NDISwrapper does not work either.

However Broadcom states that:

"We have plans to support the BCM4331, and other new chips, with the
brcmsmac driver. I don't have an ETA, but new chip support is the first
thing on the priority list after getting the brcmsmac driver out of staging."

Also there are also community efforts to create a driver and today one kernel-hacker told me:

"Hey, the work has just started and its really hard as we don't have ANY specs. Everything I write is from dumps without knowing real stuct of the driver. There is a lot if guessing, starring at the dumps and trying to find a relation with specs for older cards.

I'm on vacations right more, I expect to perform first tests in 2-4 weeks, do then ill be able to tell you more."

So all one can do…

OSX Snow Leopard on VirtualBox

Can't afford a Mac? Wanna do iPhone development with Ubuntu?

There are reasons why one would want to have OSX running on VirtualBox but getting it to run is not so easy.

First of all you need

- VirtualBox
- Hazzard OSX Distribution, can be found on the net

Now set up a new virtual machine in VirtualBox and select Mac as operating system.
The harddisk size should be at least 10GB, I chose 20GB

This gives you EFI enabled in the system tab of the virtual machine's settings.

Next boot the Hazzard OSX Distribution an start installation. Use the Disk-Tool to make a new partition.

Don't start the Installation yet!

You need to customize it and only install the Legacy Kernel and the latest Chamealeon bootloader.

This is all and you can begin the installation.

When you're done and before you boot into you new system go the the virtual machine's settings again and switch off the EFI option in the system pane.

The last step is to switch off Apple CPU power management by deleting /System/Li…