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Old 05-11-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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Dual Boot OSX and Linux?


Hello, does Linux work on Mac hardware without additional hassle? I am purchasing a Powerbook and hope I can dual boot Mac and either Slackware, PCLinuxOS, or Gentoo...any known issues with any of these, anything I should know? I have seen around the web that it is possible, but can't seem to find any info about whether or not it is more difficult, or for experts only. I am fairly new to Linux and don't want a huge hassle. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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You absolutely can dual boot.

Slackware - You cannot.
PCLinuxOS - You cannot.

Gentoo however you can by using the ppc images, but for a PPC(mac) i would recommend you install debian sarge, as debian has the best support for non x86 processors of any distro i've used.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 03:59 PM   #3
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Is it painfully difficult to install? Would you reccomend it? I'll definitely go for Debian. Thanks!!!

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You absolutely can dual boot.

Slackware - You cannot.
PCLinuxOS - You cannot.

Gentoo however you can by using the ppc images, but for a PPC(mac) i would recommend you install debian sarge, as debian has the best support for non x86 processors of any distro i've used.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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I would definately recommend it!

It is not really hard to install.

http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimag...pc-netinst.iso

that right there is what you want. Note that it is a ftp install, so you need to have broadband and a working ethernet card.

If you don't have broadband or a working ethernet card, then just reply and i'll tell you another(less pain free) way to go.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 07:13 PM   #5
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I would definately recommend it!

It is not really hard to install.

http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimag...pc-netinst.iso

that right there is what you want. Note that it is a ftp install, so you need to have broadband and a working ethernet card.

If you don't have broadband or a working ethernet card, then just reply and i'll tell you another(less pain free) way to go.
Nope, I'm good! Thanks a ton =) I won't be able to tell you whether it worked for about 7 or 8 days, since I don't actually get the Mac till then.
 
  


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