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Date:      Sun, 2 Dec 2018 09:11:17 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>
To:        <starikarp@yandex.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: new hard drive
Message-ID:  <20181202091117.39b52b3c.freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com>
In-Reply-To: <20181201053854.1ef28af1@yandex.com>
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Hi,

On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 05:38:54 -0500
<starikarp@yandex.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 11:38:46 +0800
> Erich Dollansky <freebsd.ed.lists@sumeritec.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >   
> > > Hi!
> > > 
> > > I asked long ago about hard drives and I decided and order the new
> > > WD black 1TB for my iMac 11,1 where I have installed FreeBSD from
> > > version 6?.
> > > I decided to change HD by myself but the problem is (which I
> > > didn't solved yet) how to put operating system on. First I hope
> > > that I can just put FreeBSD CD in and install like on PC but I
> > > heard that doesn't work. 
> > > Does anyone know a trick how should I solved the problem, please.
> > > Now I have OS X (Mountain Lion) on and I use rEFIt as boot
> > > manager.    
> > 
> > I place new disk either in a normal PC or an case with USB
> > connection, format it there, give it labels, mount the partitions
> > via the labels and copy every thing onto the new disk I require
> > there.
> > 
> > Of course, I adjust the /etc/fstab so that it mounts the disk later
> > via the labels.
> > 
> > Erich  
> 
> Thank you very much for the answer. I did replace HD in PC too but in
> the Apple computers is much different and as I heard iMac cannot allow
> install just FreeBSD or whatever OS different as OS X on the disk. 


here are some people running FreeBSD on the Macs. You just need a
loader that is able to handle what ever is there as a BIOS replacement.

All will be plain FreeBSD after the loader took over.

Erich



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