Linux on Mac Mini - Boot After Power Failure

November 08, 2009 Category: Uncategorized

When using a Mac Mini as a server or router, it is very nice if the machine automatically boots if a power failure has occurred.

User chirhoxi on the ubuntu forum found out how this can be achieved:

Basically you need one of these commands:

Original Mac Mini:

setpci -s 00:03.0 0xa4.b=0

Newer Mac Mini:

setpci -s 00:03.0 0x7b.b=19

These commands might not work with the latest Mac Minis but the thread discusses how to determine for yourself what the appropriate command is.