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Old 12-18-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Question Linux on Imac 333 mhz


Hi i'm searching for a distribution to install on 4 imac 333 mhz, 32 - 64 ram, cd rom and 4 gigas hard disc. Someone can help me about the distribution i need... i install linux on pc but i don't have idea for linux for mac...

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Old 12-18-2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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Ubuntu has a PPC build that I imagine would work on those systems, as does gentoo.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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Question i try with ubuntu

i use ubuntu, but the memory on the imacs is very low for this distribution. You know about another one?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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Have you tried yellow dog linux? It's specifically targeted at PPC systems.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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i see yellow dog too

i see the yellow dog distribution, but the minimal machine needs 128 megas of ram, but i just have 32 or 64 megas. is the same whit ubuntu. You know something about mandrake 9.1 ppc?

Juan Carlos
 
Old 12-18-2005, 03:18 PM   #6
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i use ubuntu, but the memory on the imacs is very low for this distribution. You know about another one?
I run the same hardware, using Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), but I added some memory. I think it's up to 128 megs. It's still pretty slow. I was just looking on the Ubuntu PPC forum (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=103273) People are saying that XFCE4 desktop will run much faster than Gnome. Apparently you can just install it with the Synaptic package manager and select it at startup. IFRC, I tried this with 4.10 and couldn't get it to work; maybe you have a later version?

I used to have a package-by-package installation guide for a light weight version of Ubuntu but I can't find it. If you know what packages you want, you can run a basic install and just add the packages you need, using apt-get. You could probably do the same thing with Debian Sarge. The complete distro is really too much for these old computers. With 64 megs, you need a really slim installation.

Does anyone know of something about the size of Damn Small Linux in a PPC version? That's really what we need.

Paul in Seattle

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Old 12-19-2005, 10:37 AM   #7
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Yes i just need a browser, a text editor and samba... thats all i need for those computers. So i believe a small distribution with internet update would be the perfect solution. I read something about debian for PPC. Someone read anything about it?

Juan Carlos Salas
Costa Rica

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:39 PM   #8
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Question ubuntu 4.10 or yellow dog 3.0

Hi i see info about yellow dog 3.0 and ubuntu 4.10, someone have any information about those distributions?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #9
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Basically most major distros have PPC versions (which will support your iMac): Debian, Fedora Core, Gentoo, Mandriva, OpenSuse, Ubuntu, Yellow Dog, and others. If you have 32 or 64 MiB of RAM you might not want to run a desktop environment or something like that.

P.S. the current version of Yellow Dog is 4.0.1, not 3.0
 
Old 01-02-2006, 11:56 PM   #10
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Question yes i know it

yes i know the current version of yellow dog is the 4.0.1, but i ask for 3.0 because my configuration is low memory, so i tink the 3.0 will work with 32 or 64 megas.

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