Last year , since I needed a laptop and that nobody made the Q/A test for
Firebird on MacOsX, I bought a MacBook
Nice laptop, even if I prefer Linux to MacOsX, but that another story.
I have Tiger on my MacBook, but Leopard is here. The problem is that for
Firebird we need a build on Leopard and another on Tiger, since the build made
on Leopard by Paul Beach don't run on Tiger (see Paul's blog)
So I did the build on Tiger.
The problem I have is that I don't wanted to do Q/A test on the box that did
the build, the other problem is that I can't do VmWare virtual machine with
MacOsX on it.
So here the solution :
I get a external Firewire disk (this one : Disque dur LaCie d2 Quadra 500
I formated the disk connected via firewire with the MacOsx tool and I choose
a GUID table
I made two 50go volumes (one for Tiger, one for Leopard) and one other big (can
be use for
backups or the Leopard time machine software )
after that, still with the Firewire plugged, I reboot with the Tiger Install
keyboard key hold down during the boot process)
at the beginning, it propose me to choose the disk I wanted to use for the
and that's all
now, when I wanted to use my fresh Tiger install, I plug the disk and during
process I hold down the alt key so I can choose the disk I wanted to boot
This way I could do the build, the test and have Tiger and Leopard, nice.