Info on managing an Apple Mac, especially an Intel-based Macbook Pro.
Backup strategies for OS X from Jeff's Mac Support website
Fixing odd startup problem:
Press Command-S during startup: Start up in Single-User mode type the 'exit' command to shutdown
Press X during startup: Force Mac OS X startup Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup: Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk) Press C during startup: Start up from a CD that has a system folder Press N during startup: Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot) Press T during startup: Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode Press Shift during startup: start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later) Press Command-V during startup: Start up in Verbose mode. Press Command-S during startup: Start up in Single-User mode
- pico: simple; built into Mac OS
- TextWrangler: available for free
Leopard has remote screen sharing built in (using vnc). Screen sharing is one of the 'sharing' services, and is off by default. If the machine with the screen to be shared is behind a router, that router must be configured to forward port 5900 to the IP address of that machine. On a Linux machine, xvnc4viewer is a vnc client that can be used to share a Mac screen. To do the reverse, turn on screen sharing in Preferences/Remote Desktop, and use iChat as the vnc client on the Mac.
Installing Windows on a MacBook Pro
BUT: Removal of the internal hard drive is major surgery. And, it is not clear that the install can be done successfully without disconnecting the internal hard drive.
HOWTO: boot xp from USB HD (no internal drive partitioning) http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1381&highlight=howto
HOWTO: Booting XP from an external USB hard drive http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=1015
disconnect hard drive http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_13inch_HardDrive_DIY.pdf
Windows page file http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm
Install Windows to a Macintosh USB drive (without Bootcamp). http://tubeshards.wordpress.com/2006/12/05/install-windows-to-a-macintosh-usb-drive/
How to create a windows install CD that will install to a USB drive; Installing and booting Windows XP from USB drive http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176
rEFIt bootloader http://refit.sourceforge.net/