Install OMV on MacPro 1.1 is it possible ?

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    • Install OMV on MacPro 1.1 is it possible ?

      Hi everybody.....I 'm trying to find a way to install OMV on MacPro 1.1.....You know that "Beast"??? Why not....lol

      But i do not want to go the installation via the Debian & packages way....

      I know that the EFI is 32 bits....but the OS X install is 64 bits on my system only the EFI is 32 bits

      I install a Debian 64 on it.....but would like to know if it's possible to install directly without the hassle of going with packages


      Thanks !!

      macoslog
      [IMG:https://martymontana.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mac-pro.jpg]
    • There is no uefi support on the OMV iso. If you can install Debian (8 for OMV 3, 9 for OMV 4), then you can install OMV on it.
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    • macoslog wrote:

      Hi everybody.....I 'm trying to find a way to install OMV on MacPro 1.1.....You know that "Beast"??? Why not....lol

      But i do not want to go the installation via the Debian & packages way....

      I know that the EFI is 32 bits....but the OS X install is 64 bits on my system only the EFI is 32 bits

      I install a Debian 64 on it.....but would like to know if it's possible to install directly without the hassle of going with packages


      Thanks !!

      macoslog
      [IMG:https://martymontana.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mac-pro.jpg]
      @macoslog I'm happy to see your machine. It gives me some ideas on what I could do with a similar machine I have. Can you please comment on how you installed Debian and you can PM me as well, if you'd like. That's a great machine. How is it work
      ing anyway for you? There was mention a while back that those use up a lot of electricity. Is that your experience?
    • OMVheir wrote:

      There was mention a while back that those use up a lot of electricity. Is that your experience?
      Experiences? It's a known fact that using such power hungry old devices is stupid for NAS use cases. If you happen to use the 'wrong' graphic card these things waste up to 200W doing exactly nothing. support.apple.com/HT201796

      NAS Performance is the same as a ROCK64, EspressoBin, HC1 or HC2 (less than 5W in idle with disks spun down).
    • debian-mac-9.3.0-amd64-netinst.iso from this link...https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/release/current/amd64/iso-cd/

      What is a mac netinst image?

      The mac netinst CD here is a special version of the netinst CD image that is targeted specifically at older 64-bit Intel Macintosh machines. It will likely work on most other amd64 machines too, but it does not contain UEFI boot files that some people need. See the Debian Wiki for more information.

      also need this...

      The rEFInd Boot Manager

      rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html

      But it's a real pain to install.....

      Windows 10 work perfectly on it too......Just need to install it on a HDD drive in a pc....then you put in in a Mac Pro lol et voilà...lol

      But i hate Windows so...lolI just wish that i could install OMV server on this without smashing my head on the wall....lol

      Geee!!! we can install it on a rasberrypi....but cannot easily on old mac...lol

      also electricity wise...it's much more hungry than HC2...but with my solar panel install...Well you know... lol...

      support.apple.com/en-ca/HT201796Mac ProQuad Core 2.66 GHz Mac Pro Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors, 4MB shared L2 cache per processor, 1.33GHz dual independent frontside busses, 1GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC), NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory, 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200rpm drive, 16x double-layer SuperDrive

      Power Consumption

      IdleCPU MaxIdleCPU Max
      171 W250 W584 BTU/h853 BTU/h



      My new pc has a 750 watts power supply...lol

      macoslog

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    • Well true....i bought a nice....
      ODROID-HC2 : Home Cloud Two

      hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php


      But all my system are working with solar panel install on my roof here in Canada...so


      postmediamontrealgazette2.file…hane-mercier-preside.jpeg

      compare HC2 and MacPro 2006 5W vs 171W...Well you know !!

      Al Gore consume more energy with two helicopters??.. so much for Climate Change ???


      blog.sciencescore.com/blogss_u…hat-is-climate-change.jpg


      macoslog

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    • Ya right...lol

      But my system will eventually cost less than buying electricity from Hydro-Quebec who sell it to Americans at 25% rebate vs us Canadians?? Grrrrr !!!??? Even our oil is sold to US at 30% rebate....then Esso (Exxon)....Valero...(Ultramar) selling us to Canada at 50% premium plus taxes...No wonder Canadians get ....S.c.r.e.w.e.d!!
    • macoslog wrote:

      MacPro 1.1 ??? no uefi?? well it's date of 2006 lol ???

      Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) est une interface logicielle présente sur la majorité des ordinateurs récents (depuis 2010).
      Uhh... I accidentally put a u on the efi out of habit. To me, uefi and efi are basically the same thing and a mac uses efi.

      And you need to cut down on the advertising. You posted on this thread about an odroid hc2 but an odroid hc1 on another thread.
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    • macoslog wrote:

      /---/ ....and i can still use that old machine on my solar energy.....

      Have a great week end!!

      macoslog
      This is off topic:
      I was under the impression that being off the grid, or at least being more energy independent with solar panels, was about eliminating or trying to reduce unnecessary power loads. 200 watts, for the old MacPro, is the output of the average panel in sunshine. In the dusk and dawn periods, it's much less and at night it's (obviously) zero. Using batteries and inverters, it would take at least two each 200 watt panels to keep a MacPro NAS running, 24x7.

      So, if I understand what you're doing correctly, it would make sense to go with an OMV/ARM setup that's not so power hungry. There's nothing wrong with the Odriod, and there are other possibilites here. All are very low cost when considering the costs associated with dedicating the output of two solar panels, battery cycling, and an inverter to a NAS function.
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