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Snow Leopard changelog

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment

My changelog in no particular order, for my reference.

Installed xcode
Installed MenuMeters
Installed Little Snitch
Installed Server Admin Tools
Installed MacPorts
Installed mtr
Installed globalSAN iSCSI Version 3.3.0
Edit /etc/sshd_config to have :
PermitRootLogin without-password
IgnoreRhosts yes

$ nvram boot-args="-v arch=x86_64"
$ defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot 'Kernel Flags' '-v arch=x86_64'
$ defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
# launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist
$ defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

Bang the following into “net.inkhorn.noatime.plist” in /Library/LaunchDaemons

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
        "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>com.nullvision.noatime</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
            <string>mount</string>
            <string>-vuwo</string>
            <string>noatime</string>
            <string>/</string>
        </array>
        <key>RunAtLoad</key>
        <true/>
    </dict>
</plist>

Useful commands :

leela:~ tom$ hdiutil pmap -endoffsets /dev/disk0
MEDIA: ""; Size 238 GB (500118192 x 512); Max Transfer Blocks 2048
SCHEME: 1 GPT, "GPT Partition Scheme" [16]
SECTION: 1 Type:'MAP'; Size 238 GB; Offset: 34 - 500118159, (500118125 x 512)
ID Type                 Offset       Size         End          Name                      (2)
-- -------------------- ------------ ------------ ------------ -------------------- --------
1 EFI                            40       409600       409639 EFI System Partition
2 Apple_HFS                  409640    499446368    499856007 256GB SSD
Free                    499856008       262151    500118158
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