Tag Archives: MacOSX

Creating a macOS 10.14 Mojave installation ISO

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 »

Symlink: Workaround for changing Mac OS X VM display resolution in vSphere & Fusion

I always end up finding the cure for ESXi issues, especially those related to running ESXi on Mac hardware, at William Lam’s excellent site. Want to change the resolution on your Mac OS X VM under Fusion or Vsphere? Check it out http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2015/10/heads-up-workaround-for-changing-mac-os-x-vm-display-resolution-in-vsphere-fusion.html    

Updating your smartmontools

A while back, I posted on how you could monitor your Intel SSD under Mac OS X using smartmontools. With the addition of a new iMac to my home office, I again updated to the latest smartmontools (6.0 at the time of this post), but it didn’t have all the information about the Apple 128GB… Read More »

How to determine Intel SSD Endurance on Mac OS X

I’ve been chatting with @garyorenstein on Twitter about his upgrade from the stock spinning rust HDD in his MacBook Pro, to an Intel 320 Series SSD. This is an upgrade that I’ve undertaken before. I started thinking about endurance. Commercial grade MLC SSD products have a bad reputation for early wear-out. I wanted to see… Read More »