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Old 06-03-2006, 09:09 AM   #1
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Linux on my Mac Mini?


Hello, i heard someone here got Linux on a MBP, and I know a Mac Mini isnt portable, but it fits in my Hand. So I was wondering how I can get Linux on my Mini-Not Gentoo, too hard to get xwindows-.
 
Old 06-04-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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why not gentoo? is it a ppc or intel mac-mini?
 
Old 06-05-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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It is a Intel, sorry for not saying that. Um I tried Gentoo on my PC and I could not get Xwindows.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 09:29 PM   #4
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I've had very good luck with gentoo on all my pcs and macs (though I don't have an intel mac just a g3 & a g4). I would be glad to give you help with anything that comes up along the way if you try gentoo (including X).
 
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But the thing is does gentoo have EFI?
 
Old 06-13-2006, 09:50 PM   #6
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Apparently support for intel's Extensible Firmware Interface is provided by the elilo bootloader. so it isn't specific to any distro. but yes gentoo has it:

Code:
*  sys-boot/elilo [ Masked ]
      Latest version available: 3.6_p20060314
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 179 kB
      Homepage:      http://elilo.sourceforge.net/
      Description:   Linux boot loader for EFI-based systems such as IA-64
      License:       GPL-2
but it's masked for me 'cause I have a ppc not an intel.
 
  


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