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Old 01-13-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Cool GNU/Linux on the Mac mini???


http://www.apple.com/macmini/

please use this thread to share your experience and/or any info you have about running gnu/linux on the mac mini...

=)


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Old 01-13-2005, 10:42 PM   #2
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It runs on the ipod but not the mini:

http://www.ipodlinux.org/forums/view...highlight=mini
http://www.ipodlinux.org
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:05 AM   #3
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Originally posted by barryman_5000
It runs on the ipod but not the mini:
thanks for the reply, but the thread is actually about the mac mini desktop computer, not the ipods or anything like that... hehe...

http://www.apple.com/macmini/

=)


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Old 01-14-2005, 12:35 AM   #4
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I'd go for gentoo on this one.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:46 AM   #5
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Oh, sorry I forgot about that lol. Yeah, I'd go with gentoo as well . . . but yellow dog probably would run too
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #6
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yellow dog linux 4.0.1 has been released and it comes with a lot of support for the mac mini... looks like it doesn't support the audio and/or the modem yet...


this "debian on the mac mini" page is nice - seems like the audio driver thing might be fixed soon (and hopefully the modem):

http://sowerbutts.com/linux-mac-mini/


i also ran into this very interesting linux mac mini blog while googling, check-it-out:
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I've decided to purchase a Mac Mini for use as my day to day computing environment. I'll be using Mac OS X for somethings, but my plans are to use Linux as my primary OS. I'll be recording my experience as it unfolds, starting with placing the order with Apple.
http://krussell.com/mini/


here's a mac mini thread i found at the gentoo forums:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...b5bd48667da919

i've heard the gentoo live cd is running well on the mini...

live cd's are a great way to make sure your mini runs linux as well as you want it to - before you actually do a linux install...


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Old 02-11-2005, 12:30 AM   #7
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i think you should go with gentoo



GENTOO RULEZ
 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:32 PM   #8
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sine it uses a mac CPU u would have to use a mac distro like yellow dog, i think mandrake ....look around
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:27 PM   #9
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you can compile most gentoo packages for ppc (the architecture the mac uses).
 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:11 PM   #10
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the "debian on the mac mini" page which i linked above has been slashdotted...

i am sure the discussion will be extremely valuable for anyone interested on running gnu/linux on the mac mini, so here's the link:

http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/05/0...l?tid=90&tid=3

ENJOY.
 
  


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