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Very much the kind of outcome I expected. I just saw a book in Barnes and Noble where some dude set up dual boot with Linux on his iBook. But that puts you right back to searches for a new ATA internal I guess..
Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
would it be possible tp post your X config file?
I cant seem to get X up on my blueberry imac. Im not sure if its a resolution problem, a mouse problem, or a video driver problem, but woudl it be possible to kill three birds with one stone by posting your working imac X config files?
Hey, sorry I had gotten this to work recently. This isn't an imac, by the way. The problem was that my "cloned" usb keyboard (not made by apple) couldn't type the "\" character in open firmware, so I couldn't boot the cd. I was accidentaly sent another computer, so I used the keyboard with it to boot into debian, and then it's all straight away from there. The only problem is that debian is VERY unstable with the unstable packages...very out of date, considering gnome 2.6.2 is stable on other platforms, but not on debian.
Hi, I was wondering if Fedoracore 5 for PPC would work with an original 233mhz/266mhz iMac G3. I briefly installed Fedoracore 4 on my eMac but quickly went back to Mac OS as I find it to be the best operating system. I want to run linux as a hobbyist but I don't intend to rely entirely on it for my work and general computer use, especially when security of data is required.
I don't want to ditch Mac OS, I am just experimenting with Linux as yet (unlike windows which I have ditched and banished to being a novelty of Virtual PC).
My main intention for buying the £20 iMac G3 is as an experiment zone, so i don't bugger up my computer. Knoppix PPC is hard to get working on the eMac, I have not succeded yet in burning a decent bootable ISO to CD, they burn and verify but dont boot up. I was thinking this may be a purpose built restriction on my modern Logic board (as OS9 and previous have been erased from it's compatability), it may work with the iMac though as that is far from modern, it is so old infact it has "Assembled in Ireland" printed on it's sticker, they stopped iMac production there in 1999 (moved to LG wales briefly before moving to LG korea and to Apple Czech Republic).
With only 32MB of So-Dimm Ram it may be slow, but if it works fine (by this i mean operational and better, less crashprone than Windows)
i will keep you dudes and dudettes posted (and bore you all to death)
Sorry to say, but I think you're going to struggle, given the specs of your iMac.
I did briefly get an earlier version of Yellow Dog Linux (9, I think) up and running on a 333MHz original iMac, with 64MB of RAM. But it was dog slow - and I mean slow to the point of not being useable. With just 32MB, I think your Linux experience will be frustrating, to say the least. And that's if you manage to install at all - many of the installers themselves require > 128MB
If you really want to try Fedora on the Mac, you're going to need to install more RAM, which I found to be fiddly on the iMac. You'll need 128MB as an absolute minimum.
You may get more joy out of Ubuntu or Debian, they've got less crud running in the background in general.
Why is it apple tend to use laptop drives in their desktop machines? They cost more, they break more, their lasers are wankers for not being compatible with some CDs etc.
This here iMac is incapable of reading Cyanine, Phaltocyanine, Blue Azo and Super Azo disks, infact the only ones it will read have just ceased manufacture (TDK blue) this year. I had similar problems with a Bogseat iBook also with a matsushita CD-Tray loader. The odd CD-r works partially, even some pressed/stamped discs overspeed and rattle into uselessness.
Even new iBooks and iMacs struggle with certain makes of media such as Sony, CMC etc where ordinary drives can read and write on everything you throw at them with a CD or DVD logo on them.
It's like putting a classic car engine in a modern car, it's unreliable, incompatable and expensive to boot
And my main point: i now have to find or construct a way of getting the linux OS s onto the HDD of my 'hmm' new iMac G3
My iMac is so old it was assembled in the Republic of Ireland (Co.Cork) and has an 6GB Irish HDD made by Quantum
My eMac is Made in Eastern Europe by Foxconn, with parts made under much worse conditions and for less pay in China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Gone are the days when computers were made by people who could take their wage home and be able to live from it, soon to be gone are the days where the designers can live off their wages. (apple are starting up tech support in India)
iPods are made again by foxconn in China under horrible conditions.
I will never buy another apple product (unless second hand) because of the conditions in their suppliers factories, and their moving around sacking people in the Ireland and the US in favour of cheap labour in Eastern europe and southeast asia.