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Joulinar
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Re: DietPi on a 2012 Mac Mini

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regarding unbound
I would recommend to wait on next DietPi release 6.35. We will introduce quite some improvement on unbound

https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/pull/4022
https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/2409
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: DietPi on a 2012 Mac Mini

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Good to know - I shall await its release and try again.

FWIW, my 2011 MacMini is much faster than my overclocked Pi4 despite the Geekbench score being roughly the same. In real world usage its not very noticeable except in more intensive apps like NextCloud. Content loads *much faster* than on the Pi4 and I was running mine off an SSD too.
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Re: DietPi on a 2012 Mac Mini

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Just to be sure, the image you're running now has GPT partition table, i.e. UEFI, right? fdisk -l /dev/sda | grep Disklabel
We already use the most compatible CloneZilla "alternative" version for the installer image, so not sure how it can be made bootable on that Mac Mini then :?. Strange that it shows a "Windows" partition, as it was built on a Linux (DietPi) system, however the naming should not play a role as long as bootloader, partition table and EFI partition is fine.
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Re: DietPi on a 2012 Mac Mini

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Yep, its GPT. The current Debian & Ubuntu 20 images both booted fine from USB. I wonder what the difference is?! :?

@WarHawk Great idea, thanks for this. I’m going complete the build with all the software and then image using your method.
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