[libre-riscv-dev] using debian on a mac

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 23:20:28 BST 2020

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 14:09 Yehowshua <yimmanuel3 at gatech.edu> wrote:

> >
> > this could result in something incredibly important being missed, and
> > we have to become OS debugging experts to find out why.
> When I can afford a desktop, I’ll use Debian.
> Mac doesn’t have much storage for now so don’t want to do QEMU or dual
> boot.

One thing you could do is run debian on an external USB drive -- when
installing debian maybe put the /boot partition on the mac's internal
storage and the / partition on the USB drive. That's what I'm doing for my
home server, since it's an Odroid XU4 that boots off a (slow) sd card then
uses a much faster external USB 3 128GB flash drive as the root filesystem
-- it's worked just fine for several years. It also has a 6TB hdd attached
to it.

One consideration is you will probably want to spend a bit more to get a
faster USB drive -- maybe just get a USB to 2.5" sata drive adaptor and a
cheap SSD.


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