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Read and Write NTFS on OS X Leopard

It finally is possible and stable.
Thanks to MacFuse and NTFS-3G. I have it running on an Intel MacBook Pro and Leopard (OS X 10.5).
This is extremely useful in dealing with large files between operating systems. We have Lacie Firewire/USB external drive that is NTFS to handle large files (greater than 4 gig) and now read/write is a breeze.

GRUB Linux Boot Large Volumes Issue Fix

RedHat Linux / RHEL 5 and previous versions have a problem with large volumes because of a boot limitation with GRUB .9x (now referred to as ‘GRUB Legacy’ which does not allow booting to volumes larger than roughly 2 terabytes. This is an issue because when you get servers with storage like a Dell PowerEdge 2950 and you load it up with a bunch of 750 gig drives and RAID 5 them, you...

New Mergy.Org Public Format

Mergy.org is actually getting some public content now with the addition of my wordpress publishing system. My hope is to make this a resource and give back to the net in a way to thank all of the others I have found great information from over the many years on technical hacks and workarounds.