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I've inherited a powermac 5400/180 (I'm not at all familiar with Macs), and I would like to install some version of Linux on it. If this is possible, how do I do this? I've done some searches, but can't figure out where to start or what I'll need. Assuming this is all possible, will I be able to use firefox on it? Will the NIC still work (it works on it currently with system 8.6 installed on it, but has a very old version of IE on it, which I thought weird for an apple product).
Originally posted by lewisdw Ok. I'm in the process of downloading fedora for the ppc. After I download these ISOs and burn them to cd-r, do I just boot the Mac from cd 1 and follow the prompts, or will it even boot from them?
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Hrmm... I can't remember, to be honest. My last Mac was several years ago. I want to say hold down the 'C' key during boot, while you have the CD in the drive. Could be wrong.
The installation itself is a breeze, especially if you are wiping out the existing OS completely.
I will keep you posted. I have a little over 1/3 left to download (torrent) then I will try it. Do you remember if there are any pecularities to running it on the Mac (single button mouse, keyboard, etc.)? As long as I can get to the web from it, which is all I really need it for, and perhaps some sound.
I burned the CDs, but the Mac will not boot from them. It goes straight into the Mac OS. I've held down the C key during the boot process, I've turned the power off and back on while holding the C key. How do I get it to boot from the CD instead of the HD?