Thread: boot to darwin?
06-03-2007, 08:13 AM #1
boot to darwin?
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- Apr 19, 2007
- 20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, 500GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 128MB ATI Radeon X1600
i'm curious to see what darwin is like as a standalone OS, and since OS X is based on it can i just boot to it or do i have to download it from someplace?
06-03-2007, 10:26 AM #2
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- Jul 18, 2006
- Saint Louis, MO
- 15" Unibody MBP 2.4 Ghz C2D, 2 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 320 GB Time Machine HDD, 1 TB Ext Media Drive
Darwin is the UNIX core at the heart of OS X. You can't "boot" into it. You can, however, use a text-based command line interface by opening Terminal.
Edit: Apparently, after some research, it is POSSIBLE to boot into a Darwin installation, but only after a ton of labor. The procedure will involve a spare external hard drive or re-partitioning your internal disk into two partitions. Also, the forums I visited with the technical know-how on this subject were all having a TON of unresolved issues in this matter. Proceed with caution, I say.MacBook Air Unibody Core i5 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, iPhone 4S 32 GB White
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