Testing an osx86 installation

January 04, 2009

So I’ve been working on new osx86 installations and things are looking good, but are they? Here is a list of tests I need to perform to ensure things really are good

GetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35

Look for these messages using console

After installing plist edit pro run the following command in terminal to see if it generates an error 35

pledit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist 

USB Hot Plug

Plugin USB stick into front USB ports and see if it mounts in Finder

Clean Restart

Do a restart, see if machine goes cleanly back to bios, and if it does it quickly.

Time Machine

Choose a disk for time machine successfully

SATA Hot Plug

Plug in one of my external sata drives see that it mounts in Finder