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

[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-06-26 10:03 pm (UTC)
Did you try emptying the Trash?
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[User Picture]From: valiskeogh
2007-06-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
the pic is only surpassed by the lol'ness of thsi comment.

i'm valis, and i approve of this comment.
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[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2007-06-26 11:18 pm (UTC)
I would home that brad would think to check that :P
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[User Picture]From: mart
2007-06-27 06:39 am (UTC)

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

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[User Picture]From: jarodrussell
2007-06-26 10:04 pm (UTC)
See, now I'm really looking forward to the next MacWorld! :)
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2007-06-26 10:15 pm (UTC)

That could only mean one thing. You need an iPhone.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-06-26 11:51 pm (UTC)
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...
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[User Picture]From: grahams
2007-06-26 10:31 pm (UTC)
I've never felt that FileVault was particularly fully-baked... I had it totally scrog my homedir once and haven't trusted it since..
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[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)
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).
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-06-27 12:22 am (UTC)
What's the OS X equivalent of LVM or loopback devices, etc?
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[User Picture]From: feignedapathy
2007-06-27 12:49 am (UTC)
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. ;)
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-06-27 01:03 am (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2007-06-27 01:02 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: crucially
2007-06-27 01:08 am (UTC)
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.

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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-06-27 03:15 pm (UTC)
[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.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
You know what I find odd? Tekserve, the biggest Apple store in NYC, has one of its computer speak panels as "bike riding".

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[User Picture]From: taral
2007-06-27 03:19 am (UTC)
-4GB lol.
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[User Picture]From: scosol
2007-06-27 04:57 am (UTC)
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-
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