Creating a bootable macOS High Sierra USB installation media

By | December 21, 2018

In a previous post, I discussed creating a macOS High Sierra installation ISO. Well, these days it’s usually easier to just use a USB stick to get the job done. I have an older laptop at home that I use as a backup. It’s a mid-2011 MacBook Air, and the most recent OS it can… Read More »

Creating a macOS 10.14 Mojave installation ISO

By | September 28, 2018

I previously wrote up my version of creating a macOS High Sierra ISO HERE. For Mojave there’s a fix that needed to be applied (delete a bad hard link on the image, replace with a directory) but otherwise it works. I also changed it to use your CURRENT DIRECTORY as the working directory. So do… Read More »

Creating a macOS High Sierra installation ISO

By | January 19, 2018

Over the years I have created/extracted installation ISOs from the downloadable upgrades that Apple uses. Each time something changes slightly. I searched on the web and found lots of broken instructions from the Beta period. Finally I found one that “worked” at MacRumors.  But it doesn’t work. So I stepped through it line by line,… Read More »

Switching ssh to run on an alternate port on macOS Hight Sierra

By | January 19, 2018

In order to get the ssh daemon to run on an alternate port, I decided to launch an second ssh daemon (let’s call it “ssh-2”) instead of messing with the main one. This has the benefit of being more resistant to any issues with macOS software updates. It also means you won’t screw up your… Read More »

Patch Fusion-io VSL for FreeBSD 9 to work with FreeBSD 10

By | February 26, 2017

I didn’t write this patch, but it’s been forwarded to me and my understanding is that a Fusion-io customer wrote this a while back. VSL (the software driver for Fusion-io cards) can be recompiled (all the real IP is pre-compiled in an included library), allowing VSL to be recompiled for variations in a given operating… Read More »