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Old 08-07-2003, 08:34 PM   #1
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:Pengy: Linux and/or BSD variant on an old mac?


I just received a Macintosh LC III back from my aunt who was borrowing it from my family. I would really like to set it up as a dedicated linux/bsd box, but I don't know if a) it's compatible, or b) which distro I should use.

Macintosh LC III specs:
processor: 68030 with 32 bit data bus
speed: 25 megahertz! (woohoo!)
memory: 4MB of RAM
storage: floppy disk drive, 40-160MB hard disk (let's go with 40 as a worst-case-scenario), external CD-ROM drive

I might have some more information if you need it.

I just started with Linux this summer, and I've only ever used Slackware, but I am a quick learner and I'm happy to try another distro. I guess the real question is, is it possible to run linux/bsd on this computer? If it is, which distribution should I use? How would I go about installing linux?

Thank you very much for your time,
Cam
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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I still got a Powerbook 180 (that's a 68030) waiting for the 68K Liberation Front to conquer, and since I guess this will be an incursion into FPU-less territory and m86k-linux hasn't taken off like PPC had, I'm opting for NetBSD. Maybe you should have a look at "The 68k Mac Liberation Army Forums" http://www.literatureclassics.com/68kmla/default.asp as well...
 
Old 08-09-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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thanks a lot!

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