[rescue] x86 power question

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 16:08:50 CST 2006

On 11/13/06, John Francini <francini at mac.com> wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2006, at 14:13, velociraptor wrote:
> > At this point, I may just begin from scratch.  Without another x86 box
> > to narrow down the problem further, I don't really know what else to
> > try.  And, to be honest, I'm tired of fscking around with it, even
> > though I'd like to know the root cause.  Often the "tired of it" gene
> > beats up the SA gene these days.
> >
> > It sucks that it works perfectly fine with no boot disk when started
> > off of a LiveCD. :-(
> >
> > I've even toyed with the idea of OS X server on the Quicksilver
> > running SW RAID 5, but I start twitching when I think about that on
> > IDE disks.
> Why? Apple's own XServes and XServe RAID products are built upon IDE
> disks.

Please note the difference between "XServe" and "OS X server". :-)  I
don't need a jet engine under my desk, I was thinking external 3-4
disk FW case hung off the back of my 733 G4, as at this point I know
of no PCI HW RAID 5 card for a Mac that costs less than an arm and


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