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Old 03-19-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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dumb mac/linux question


hey i just got this old imac from my friend and i have no idea how to use Mac OS i was thinking about putting linux on the machine if it is possible

does anyone know a good linux live cd for this type of machine so i can see how well it works ?


this is what i know about the machine
version Mac OS 9.2.2
built in memory 320
virtual memory 321 use on MrMax
 
Old 03-19-2005, 03:10 AM   #2
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It's called PPC in linux. I would suggest yellowdog, since they specialize in Mac crap.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:34 AM   #3
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Try the live CD of Ubuntu and see how it works. I have tried it before making a final installation on the Mac and it is working fine.

-Prasanta
 
Old 03-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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No question is dumb!

Anyway I think Yellowdog would be great on PPC!

Here's a link:

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=yellowdog
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:53 PM   #5
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installing now
will let you all know how it ends
 
Old 03-19-2005, 06:43 PM   #6
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If you've got the cash for it, OSX would run on the machine... you seem to want a unix system for some reason, maybe you should try it?
 
Old 03-29-2005, 11:07 PM   #7
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well the iMac monitor just went haywire and its all fuckkked up now so i am just going to throw it away and stick with what works x86
 
Old 08-07-2005, 04:40 PM   #8
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Interesting solution.

Sounds like the situation I ran into when I was trying different resolutions on various monitors. The image that Linux was pushing wasn't compatible with the monitor I had attached.
 
  


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