LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
v_3Sterns
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Distro powerbook dual boot


Looking for a distro that will allow me to dual boot os x and another nix.

I basically just need acces to Perl and BioPerl asap. I've tried every which way to get BioPerl on Tiger (Cpan, build from source, binaries, fink) but due to issues with dependencies and virtual shlibs I am not able to get BioPerl on OS X (even with X code and root access).

I've decided just having a linux distro installed for all of my Bioinformatics programming would be less stress for me.

Anyone recommend a painless distro that will come with perl loaded and possibly even BioPerl (or maybe to select as a package during install); or just a quick way of accomplishing this.


- Thanks
 
Old 09-19-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
jonaskoelker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,524

Rep: Reputation: 47
Since it's just for the short term you need it, I would suggest you run GNU/Linux from a LiveCD, with a small partition for your settings (or use an existing partition if the FS is ok). Ubuntu springs to mind--I don't know if it has perl, though, but it shouldn't be too much of a hassle installing it (i.e. it should be in the repositories).

hth --Jonas
 
Old 09-19-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
archtoad6
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX (usa)
Distribution: MEPIS, Debian, Knoppix,
Posts: 4,727
Blog Entries: 15

Rep: Reputation: 233Reputation: 233Reputation: 233
Same logic -- SimplyMEPIS.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Dual Boot Distro? adssse Linux - Newbie 2 11-23-2005 08:56 AM
Powerbook what distro to choose? alepou192 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-25-2005 02:21 PM
Q. Distro for Macintosh Powerbook 5300?? killerwh Linux - Hardware 2 08-30-2004 02:41 PM
Best distro for New World Powerbook G3 billLinux Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 01-23-2004 02:02 PM
Powerbook Wallstreet (Which Distro to USE) espositopm Linux - Distributions 0 02-16-2003 06:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration