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Old 08-12-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Informattive-- Linux install on oldWorld power macs


Just to get some information out there for anyone trying to install Linux on a mac, specifically an oldWorld mac ppc machine I thought I direct them to the linuxquestions wiki I just wrote.

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/..._oldworld_macs

Hope this helps someone. Let me know if it does would be happy to know I made someones day easier.

Alex
 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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Just what I needed

Thanks for the for the article. I am currently trying to convert an IMac to linux using the Fedora Core 5 distro. This is perfect. Thanx!
 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:54 PM   #3
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I think all of the the iMacs are new world machines, or was I wrong about that?
 
Old 08-12-2006, 10:22 PM   #4
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You are correct about iMacs being new world machines, however, some of the information is still applicable. Though quick can be used on new world machines which allows you to entirely get rid of the Mac OS partition. The Kernel arguments for booting 2.6 series kernels I believe are still applicable though. Because the 2.6 kernel needs an initial Ramdisk to perform something though I forget what I found out after extensive research.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 10:25 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. It's been awhile since I had to insta;ll Linux on any Mac, but it's good to know there are guides out there. Thanks for writing up your findings!
 
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I run ubuntu hardy on my imac. The video was fun to fix, but I plan to have ompiz working soon on it i hope.
 
  


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