I just got a Crucial C300 SSD to plug in my Mac. And it came in revision 02 ; but the latest bug free firmware is revision 07.
To upgrade, just go to the Crucial website and get the “C300_FW0006.zip” archive. Unzip and burn the ISO file. Reboot, use ‘alt’ to drop to the boot selector and select the CD drive ; it appears as “Windows”. Let the process find your drive and upgrade the firmware to 06. When done, reboot.
Now, get the “C300_FW0007.zip” archive and replay the previous scenario.
After a few seconds, the SSD has the latest firware installed:
Capacité: 256,06 Go (256 060 514 304 octets)
So easy! And so nice it works on the Mac!
While testing Linux KVM on Debian 6, I choose to access the management tool, virt-manager, from my Mac, running OSX Lion, through an SSH connexion. I’m using a french keyboard and discovered that it was sending garbage to the virtual machines console. I couldn’t even use the default Ctrl+Alt key binding to get out of the console.
There are a few tricks to apply to solve this.
Continue reading “Solve OSX keyboard issues running virt-manager through SSH”
Mac OS X is build on UNIX. As such, it should be able to export it’s data using NFS. Although I couldn’t find the GUI to enable it, it can be done via the Terminal.
Continue reading “Enable NFS daemon on Mac OS X Lion”
I had the opportunity to get a Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB at a really decent price. According to its specs, it features TRIM. This should make a perfect disk for my MacBook Pro 13″.
Indeed, after a clean OS X Lion installation and the use of the TRIM Enabler utility, I have TRIM enabled of the cat:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.47f2
Capacity: 256,06 GB (256 060 514 304 bytes)
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Medium Type: Solid State
TRIM Support: Yes
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Capacity: 209,7 MB (209 715 200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s1
Mac OS X:
Capacity: 255,2 GB (255 200 755 712 bytes)
Available: 208,89 GB (208 892 878 848 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /
Capacity: 650 MB (650 002 432 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s3
Unfortunately, the Samsung MMDOE28G5MPP-0VA 128GB (rev. VAM0501Q) still hasn’t got TRIM.
That’s All Folks!
I am used to using
ksh on my *BSD box. I have configured a tweaked
.profile with colors and aliases. I already used it with the default
bash. But today, I want to switch to
ksh on the Mac too.
And that’s quite simple:
# chsh -s /bin/ksh