Tag Archives: NetBoot

darwinup, Apple’s Darwin Update utility

Yesterday in ##osx-server, Pepijn Bruienne mentioned having stumbled upon an OS X system binary he’d never seen before, which was new to me as well: darwinup. This tool is used (or was used – public development of it seems to have stopped around OS X 10.7) for the purpose of managing versions of OS X […]

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Customizing hardware model filters for NetBoot

Until the release of Lion, differentiating NetBoot images for DeployStudio Runtime to support different models was fairly simple. You’d have a Universal 10.5 image for booting PowerPC machines, and a 10.6 Intel image for Intel machines. Then Lion was released, and supported nearly every Intel Mac, leaving only the first generation models with 32-bit Core […]

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