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Large Harddrives from Apple? [Jun. 26th, 2007|02:57 pm]
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Dear Apple,

Please tell me where I can purchase some of your 4 TB laptop harddrives. This one is only 100 GB.

Lovingly yours,
Brad
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-06-26 10:03 pm (UTC)

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Did you try emptying the Trash?
[User Picture]From: valiskeogh
2007-06-26 10:08 pm (UTC)

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the pic is only surpassed by the lol'ness of thsi comment.

i'm valis, and i approve of this comment.
[User Picture]From: duskwuff
2007-06-26 10:28 pm (UTC)

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Move everything big out of your home directory, turn VileFault FileVault on, then copy stuff back in. (Better yet, leave big stuff like your iTunes library and videos out of the encrypted volume.)
[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2007-06-26 11:18 pm (UTC)

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I would home that brad would think to check that :P
[User Picture]From: mart
2007-06-27 06:39 am (UTC)

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Failing that, he should try deleting files that he doesn't need.

[User Picture]From: jarodrussell
2007-06-26 10:04 pm (UTC)

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See, now I'm really looking forward to the next MacWorld! :)
[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2007-06-26 10:15 pm (UTC)

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That could only mean one thing. You need an iPhone.
[User Picture]From: calmkelp
2007-06-26 10:17 pm (UTC)

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Wow that bug has been there for ages. I wonder if they will ever fix it.
[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-06-26 11:51 pm (UTC)

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What's the bug?

I've recently turned FileVault on on two (one PowerBook G4 one MacBook Pro gen1) separate Mac OS X 10.4.9 (subsequently upgraded to 10.4.10) systems, and it went off with nary a hitch.

I did make a point of moving large crap (not app-specific stuff, but movies and pictures) outside first, but...
[User Picture]From: grahams
2007-06-26 10:31 pm (UTC)

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I've never felt that FileVault was particularly fully-baked... I had it totally scrog my homedir once and haven't trusted it since..
[User Picture]From: brentdax
2007-06-26 11:01 pm (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-06-26 11:01 pm (UTC)

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Don't use filevault, it is quite unreliable if the machine crashes. Instead create a seperate encrypted drive and use that for the data. (Words from a apple kernel engineer).
[User Picture]From: brad
2007-06-27 12:22 am (UTC)

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What's the OS X equivalent of LVM or loopback devices, etc?
[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2007-06-27 12:49 am (UTC)

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You can attach a dmg to any mountpoint on the system with "hdiutil attach", creating an almost-like-a-loopback-device. Create an encrypted sparse disk image and shove the attach in your user login script or a startup script. Just like FileVault, only not. ;)
[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-06-27 01:03 am (UTC)

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Not entirely sure,

There is MacFUSE at http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2007/01/macfuse-fuse-for-mac-os-x.html

There is also hdid and hdiutil
[User Picture]From: jwz
2007-06-27 01:02 am (UTC)

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MacOS does not, as fas as I can tell, have any notion of an "encrypted drive". The closest you can get is to put a single file in the partition, an encrypted DMG.

Which is exactly how FileVault works.
[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-06-27 01:08 am (UTC)

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Yes, except when you do that, your entire home directory isn't fucked and when FileVault fuck up, and it will, you can still boot up.

[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-06-27 03:15 pm (UTC)

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[disregard anon comment...]

It strikes me that the system boots just fine with a fragged FileVault, you just can't login as your normal user. Which is why I permit root login on the console.
From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-26 11:32 pm (UTC)

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You know what I find odd? Tekserve, the biggest Apple store in NYC, has one of its computer speak panels as "bike riding".

WTF?
[User Picture]From: taral
2007-06-27 03:19 am (UTC)

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-4GB lol.
[User Picture]From: scosol
2007-06-27 04:57 am (UTC)

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move all your porn out of your homedir-

no seriously, as others have said- don't turn it on- if it fucks up you're screwed-
just create a sparse encrypted dmg and put whatever you need there-